Book Review; It’s Hard To Swim Ellie the Wienerdog Series by K J Hales

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Part 2 of the Life’s Little Lesson series

As well as my obsession with dogs I also love books so when I found this title over on Netgalley I couldn’t wait to dive in. Netgalley gave me this book free in exchange for an honest review.

So a book about a dog specifically a dachshund, was this book written for me? It has all my favorite things (except wine) in one place. Well actually no, I’m a few years ahead of this game. It was written for children but I love to go back to my childhood when books were made of paper and Enid Blyton was as popular as JK Rowling. (Now I’m giving my age away)

It tells the story of Ellie the Wienerdog learning to swim. I love the rhyming text, it just flows so nicely and the illustrations  (Serene Wyatt) are captivating.

Ellie doesn’t like the idea of going in the water but she fears that she will end up as fish bait! So when she is plunged into the sea, wearing a life jacket, of course, she is frightened of the scary sea creatures. Then, she starts to swim and loves it!

The life lesson in this book is ‘if you give it a try, you can do anything you wish!’ This is such a great lesson for children, overcoming fear can lead to good things and its ok to be scared sometimes. The pictures are such fun and children will love to follow the antics of Ellie the Wienerdog as she learns to swim.I’m sure parents and teachers alike will enjoy passing this really important message on to children.

 

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