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Sergio Makes a Splash

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Great read before a child's first swim lesson.

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For kids, the message of this book is clear: If you try things you are afraid of, you might have even more fun than you thought possible.

Learning to swim in deep water can be frightening, even for a penguin. In Sergio's case, he was given the chance to overcome his fears, at his own pace and with all the support he needed. No pushing, no ridicule, no humiliation. And, he made it. This it seems is one of the important lessons of SERGIO MAKES A SPLASH, and one aimed toward parents.

The penguin, with his curious smile and yellow neck scarf, is a happy fellow with whom kids will easily relate. With just three colors (aqua blue, midnight blue, and yellow-orange), Cuban-born artist Edel Rodriguez has created poster-like images that tell this simple story of a simple little penguin who faces his fears.

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