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{"id":3608964359,"title":"Leo Can Swim","handle":"leo-can-swim","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Anna McQuinn\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/anna-mcquinn\"\u003eAnna McQuinn\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Ruth Hearson\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/ruth-hearson\"\u003eRuth Hearson\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSplishy, splasy babies\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo, Lola's little brother from \u003ci\u003eLeo Loves Baby Time\u003c\/i\u003e, is back in a new adventure at the pool.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo and Daddy go to swim class where they kick, bounce, and dive like little fish. Joining other babies and their caretakers in the pool is a guarantee for unforgettable fun and builds a foundation for water safety.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Leo Loves Baby Time\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/leo-loves-baby-time\"\u003eLeo Loves Baby Time\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Lola Loves Stories\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-loves-stories\"\u003eLola Loves Stories\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Clothesline Clues to Sports People Play\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/clothesline-clues-to-the-sports-people-play\"\u003eClothesline Clues to Sports People Play\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leo-can-swim-spread.jpg?3114362209700953951\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnna McQuinn, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnna 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 \u003cem\u003eLola at the Library\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003eLola Loves Stories\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003eLola Reads to Leo\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003eThe Sleep Sheep\u003c\/em\u003e (Scholastic), and \u003cem\u003eIf You're Happy and You Know It!\u003c\/em\u003e (Barefoot). Anna leads groups like Leo's at her local library.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/anna-mcquinn\" title=\"Anna McQuinn bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Anna.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRuth Hearson, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRuth Hearson has illustrated and written several children's books, including\u003cem\u003e Cinnamon's Fairy Sleepover\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eKnitted by Grandma\u003c\/em\u003e. She lives in England.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/ruth-hearson\" title=\"Ruth Hearson bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Ruth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo is back (\u003ci\u003eLeo Loves Baby Time\u003c\/i\u003e, 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo (of \u003cem\u003eLola Reads to Leo\u003c\/em\u003e 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 \u003cem\u003eMister Seahorse\u003c\/em\u003e, 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 (\u003cem\u003eLola Loves Stories\u003c\/em\u003e), and this offering is no less delightful. Hearson's colorful acrylic illustrations are as fun and playful as the text. 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Joining other babies and their caretakers in the pool is a guarantee for unforgettable fun and builds a foundation for water safety.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Leo Loves Baby Time\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/leo-loves-baby-time\"\u003eLeo Loves Baby Time\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Lola Loves Stories\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-loves-stories\"\u003eLola Loves Stories\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Clothesline Clues to Sports People Play\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/clothesline-clues-to-the-sports-people-play\"\u003eClothesline Clues to Sports People Play\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leo-can-swim-spread.jpg?3114362209700953951\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnna McQuinn, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnna 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 \u003cem\u003eLola at the Library\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003eLola Loves Stories\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003eLola Reads to Leo\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003eThe Sleep Sheep\u003c\/em\u003e (Scholastic), and \u003cem\u003eIf You're Happy and You Know It!\u003c\/em\u003e (Barefoot). Anna leads groups like Leo's at her local library.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/anna-mcquinn\" title=\"Anna McQuinn bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Anna.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRuth Hearson, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRuth Hearson has illustrated and written several children's books, including\u003cem\u003e Cinnamon's Fairy Sleepover\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eKnitted by Grandma\u003c\/em\u003e. She lives in England.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/ruth-hearson\" title=\"Ruth Hearson bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Ruth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo is back (\u003ci\u003eLeo Loves Baby Time\u003c\/i\u003e, 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo (of \u003cem\u003eLola Reads to Leo\u003c\/em\u003e 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 \u003cem\u003eMister Seahorse\u003c\/em\u003e, 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 (\u003cem\u003eLola Loves Stories\u003c\/em\u003e), and this offering is no less delightful. Hearson's colorful acrylic illustrations are as fun and playful as the text. 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By: Anna McQuinn / Illustrated by: Ruth Hearson

Splishy, splasy babies

Leo, Lola's little brother from Leo Loves Baby Time, is back in a new adventure at the pool.

Leo and Daddy go to swim class where they kick, bounce, and dive like little fish. Joining other babies and their caretakers in the pool is a guarantee for unforgettable fun and builds a foundation for water safety.

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Anna McQuinn, 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, The Sleep Sheep (Scholastic), and If You're Happy and You Know It! (Barefoot). Anna leads groups like Leo's at her local library.

Read more about Anna.


Ruth Hearson, illustrator

Ruth Hearson has illustrated and written several children's books, including Cinnamon's Fairy Sleepover and Knitted by Grandma. She lives in England.

Read more about Ruth.

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.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-58089725-9

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Ages: 0-3
Page count: 24
8 x 8

Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Kindergarten. Standards 1-7, 9, 10