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Sergio Makes a Splash

Cover ImageSergio 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.


Links:
Edel Rodriguez blogSergio Makes a Splash

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