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Leo Can Swim by Anna McQuinn (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1
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About the Book



Baby Leo loves the water, so his father takes him to swim class with the other toddlers.



Book Synopsis



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
Leo is back (Leo Loves Baby Time, 2014, etc.), and now he happily attends a community swim class with Daddy. Leo loves the water. He is like a little fish! A smiling Leo is in sudsy bath water, his dark, curly head and brown body held up by a pair of strong, brown, adult arms. As the story continues, readers see Leo and Daddy interact lovingly throughout, from sitting together on a big chair--viewing a swim-class brochure--to changing into proper swim attire in the locker room and taking part in a class that features a pool full of other happy baby-and-adult pairs. The range of skin and hair types is commendable, even including one adult-child combination of nonmatching skin. Getting used to the off-center noses of the babies requires a little time--probably more for adults than children. The text has some sentences that will sound delightful to little ears as little eyes view the water babies: They swish and swoosh. They splish and sploosh. The tender and competent care given to Leo by his father is reason enough to praise this book. Also, like its predecessor, the codex itself has rounded corners and strong, resilient paper to accommodate its audience. The ending is a bit abrupt, but it parallels babies' and toddlers' tendencies to play hard and suddenly run out of energy. A welcome addition to the toddler bookshelf.

School Library Journal
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. VERDICT A solid choice for preschool storytime or one-on-one sharing, especially to introduce a swim class or lesson.



About The Author



Anna McQuinn has worked in children's books for more than twenty-five years as an editor, publisher, and writer. She is the author of more than twenty books for children, including Lola at the Library, Lola Loves Stories, Lola Reads to Leo, and If You're Happy and You Know It! (Barefoot). Anna leads infant/toddler groups like Leo's at her local library in her hometown of Slough, England.

Ruth Hearson has illustrated several children's books including Leo Loves Baby Time and Cinnamon's Fairy Sleepover (Little Simon). Ruth lives in York, England.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 8.1 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 0-3 Years
Number of Pages: 24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Sports & Recreation
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Format: Hardcover
Author: Anna McQuinn
Language: English
Street Date: May 10, 2016
TCIN: 51222856
UPC: 9781580897259
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-6244
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 8.25 inches width x 0.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.6 pounds
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews
100% would recommend
2 recommendations

Great book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
NCmama - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Diverse characters. Positive representation of minority fathers. Great book to prepare kiddo for swim class, or first trip to the pool. Sturdy cover, thick glossy pages - will last through many readings.
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We love this book!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
LenoxReader - 3 years ago
My family loves this book! My toddler loves reading about Leo going to his swim class with his dad! Great writing and lovely pictures.
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