1, 2, 3, Jump! (Hardcover)
First swimming lessons can be exciting and terrifying, but this joyful and imaginative guide from Lisl H. Detlefsen, illustated by Madeline Valentine, shows young readers how to conquer the pool.
From what to wear (a bathing suit, of course!) to what to expect (no, your teacher will not be a mermaid), 1, 2, 3, Jump! covers the what-if’s and how-to’s of getting in the pool for the first time. There’s a lot to worry about (can I be sucked in the filter?) and even more to be excited about (when can I wear flippers?), and our narrator has thought of everything. By the time she’s ready, you to will want to jump in!
About the Author
Lisl H. Detlefsen lives on a family-owned cranberry marsh in central Wisconsin with her husband and two young sons. Time for Cranberries is her debut picture book.
Madeline Valentine grew up painting and drawing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Today, she is a 2007 graduate of Pratt Institute, and paints and draws in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She is the illustrator of Ava and the Real Lucille by Cari Best.
"A splash!" - Kirkus
"Pair this with Cornwall’s Jabari Jumps for an encouraging primer before kiddos head off to make their big splash." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)