Sergio Makes a Splash
by Edel Rodriguez
Reading level: Ages 2-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers (May 1, 2008)
… “Sergio is a penguin. He loves fish, soccer, and water. He loves drinking water, bathing in water, spraying water, just about anything with water! But he has one big problem; he can’t swim.” …
Sergio Makes a Splash, by Edel Rodriguez, is an encouraging story about facing your fears. Edel has illustrated other books, including Float Like a Butterfly, but this is the first time that he has written a book. According to Alvina, from Blue Rose Girls, Edel was inspired to write this story after observing his daughter and other neighborhood children in their backyard swimming pool. Sergio is such a like-able character, and he makes a wonderful role model for anyone learning to swim – the Kirkus Review calls him an ‘everypenguin’. The bottom line … who can resist a penguin? My two year old, who is very hesitant in a pool or the ocean, adores Sergio and his courage.
Keep your eyes open in Spring of ’09 for Sergio Saves the Game, in which Sergio will be playing soccer.
Add this book to your collection: Sergio Makes a Splash