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1, 2, 3, Jump!

1, 2, 3, Jump!

Lisl H. Detlefsen; illustrated by Madeline Valentine

Roaring Brook Press


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!

Praise for 1, 2, 3, Jump!

"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)


Reviews from Goodreads

Lisl H. Detlefsen; illustrated by Madeline Valentine

Lisl H. Detlefsen is the author of Time for Cranberries and If You Had a Jetpack. She lives with her husband and two sons on a family-owned cranberry marsh in Wisconsin.

Madeline Valentine is the author/illustrator of I Want That Nut!, George in the Dark, and The Bad Birthday Idea. She lives with her family in Queens, New York.

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