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2+years

I Will Swim Next Time

Author: Emily JoofIllustrator: Matilda Ruta

A child’s first encounter with the sea is a little scary, but with gentle support from a parent, they vow to try swimming someday, when they feel ready. This lyrical picture book with its sumptuous watercolour illustrations encourages children to be patient with themselves when trying new experiences, and validates taking things at your own pace.  

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  • Black representation
  • Own Voice