Zealy’s Very First Swim
Zealy is a precious snow-white seal pub and her best friend is a young Orca named Whubba. In the world today we all need a best friend and so what if they are different than you are it’s what makes the world so special. If everyone were the same think how dull the world would be. So, seals need to learn how to catch fish but first Zealy had to learn something else. Playing on the beach with her father she wanted to learn how he balanced a ball on his nose. But, hers was too small. Zealy is amazing and she wanted to learn how to swim which is a skill that all children need to have. So, her Daddy took her to the water’s edge to begin her first lesson. Patient, explaining what to do our Zealy caught on really fast. But, what is learning a new skill without your best friend Whubba to join in the fun. He pooped out of the water and they both laughed. Whubba was so glad to see his friend that he kept swimming around her and rubbing his nose in her soft furry face. But, safely is foremost and her father was close by to make sure she did not get hurt. Playing in the water, practicing swimming and he lifted her up out of the water and her father instructed him to be careful. Whubba smiled and laughed gently placing her back on the water’s edge and making sure she was okay. Wait and see what they do next but I can’t tell you that you have to join them in the water to find out and have some fun along with Zealy and Whubba.
When it was time to come out of the water and say good night her father was so proud of her that she learned so fast. They both waved to Whubba as he flapped his flukes and said good-bye. Both Zealy and Whubba thought about their day and could not wait for another adventure. I bet you are wondering what she dreamed about? Well when you read this amazing book filled with exceptionally colorful illustrations you will find out. Roe de Pinto has created a five star series for children that are younger in pre-school hoping to encourage them to learn to swim, be aware of safety rules and understand that you can be friends with everyone. This is great if you have a young child that wants to learn to swim to show them that it is fun, safe and enjoyable as long as you follow the rules of safety and listen to your parents and of course have a friend like Whubba. Friendship, understanding, trust and love are all part of what the author brings out in this book.
Fran Lewis: Just reviews/MJ Magazine