Leo Can Swim

by Anna McQuinn (Author) Ruth Hearson (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Leo, Lola's little brother from Leo Loves Baby Time, is back in a new adventure at the pool.

Leo loves the water! Leo and Daddy go to swim class where they kick, bounce, splash around, and dive like little fish. Joining other babies and their caretakers in the pool is a guarantee for unforgettable fun. This sweet story full of action and sound effects is a gentle introduction to pool facilities and parent-child swim lessons with a cast of diverse families who love to splash and play together.

Keep an eye out for Leo's other adventures!

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Kirkus Reviews

A welcome addition to the toddler bookshelf.

School Library Journal

Toddler-PreS--Leo (of Lola Reads to Leo fame) loves the water. In preparation for an upcoming swim class, the toddler and his dad read a book that gives a nod to Eric Carle's Mister Seahorse, then head off to the pool for baby/parent swim time. The families represented are of multiple ethnicities. At swim class, the children learn how to kick and splash, and Leo gets a fun ride on his daddy's back. Many children have loved other stories by McQuinn that feature Leo's older sister Lola (Lola Loves Stories), and this offering is no less delightful. Hearson's colorful acrylic illustrations are as fun and playful as the text.

Copyright 2016 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Anna McQuinn
Anna McQuinn is the author of more than twenty books for children, including WANDA'S WASHING MACHINE (Tiger Tales). She also works part-time as a librarian, running family book groups. Anna lives in Slough, England.
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Charlesbridge Publishing
Publication date
May 20, 2016
BISAC categories
JUV011010 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JUV005000 - Juvenile Fiction | Boys & Men
JUV032060 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Water Sports
Library of Congress categories
Fathers and sons
Swimming for infants

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