Swimming...in pages: The Kid EditionTuesday, October 13, 2015
It turns out, I have a water baby, which isn't surprising, given water has always been an underlying theme to his dad and I being together, he was born a Pisces, and loved swimming, even in utero. But the half hour of chlorinated, overheated indoor swimming a week isn't nearly enough.
And so, we read about swimming, about water, whenever we can.
Our current favourites:
Swimming Swimming, illustrated by Gary Clement
We all know the song (sorry, you'll now be singing it under your breath for days!) but this illustrated version is so wonderful. It captures the excitement of heading to the pool, complete with putting your bag in a locker, and taking a pre-dip shower. And then as the song begins, it becomes a Where's Waldo-esque swimming pool. The "fancy diving too" page really is the best!
I love the little boy has spaghetti and meatballs, and feeds his fish after a long afternoon in the pool.