1, 2, 3, Jump!

Lisl H. Detlefsen

Book - 2019

From what to wear (a bathing suit, of course!) to what to expect (no, your teacher will not be a mermaid), 3, 2, 1 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!

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Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Roaring Brook Press 2019.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN
9781626726819
1626726817
Main Author
Lisl H. Detlefsen (author)
Other Authors
Madeline Valentine (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 2—An unnamed narrator instructs a young girl in the proper ways to approach swimming lessons. As the child gets ready, the narrator guides her through the various beginning stages of swimming, including choosing the right swimsuit and proper swim etiquette. The text appears to follow the character above and below the water line and gives readers the illusion of swimming along. Bold and large fonts effectively emphasize important phrases. White space is used to portray all areas outside the pool. This directs readers' attention to the water, where most of the action takes place. The characters are drawn with rounded figures giving the book a playful look and feel. They can be seen floating, swimming, and merrily kicking throughout. The book changes perspectives often. This notion of movement echoes the vantage point of an excited child moving in and alongside a pool. VERDICT A great way to encourage children to both explore the world around them and incorporate new activities into their daily lives. Dive right in.—Deanna Smith, Pender County Public Library, NC Copyright 2019 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A reassuring tribute to a child's first swimming lessons offers lighthearted advice about how to get ready, from putting on swimming gear and getting into the water for the first time to knowing what not to fear and recognizing that swimming instructors are not mermaids.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

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!

Review by Publisher Summary 3

First swimming lessons can be exciting and terrifying, but this joyful and imaginative guide shows young readers how to conquer the pool.