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Michael

I received my copy from the publisherstuff-happens-michaelBy: Phillip Gwynne

Part of the Stuff Happens series

Michael loves to swim, in competes in the national team and has dreams to swim in the Olympics. One day though Michael thinks he might like to try doing something else, even though his dad thinks it is really stupid. Michael can’t stop thinking about it though. He knows he shouldn’t try this thing, not after all his parents have given up in order to give him so many swimming opportunities. Sometimes though people have to learn their own way.

This series appears geared towards those who don’t like to read much, specifically boys. These stories are bite sized. This one is touching and deals with a very real pressure some kids face. Trying to juggle what they want to do and not let their parents down. This shows the downside of certain choices but the upside of working through it with others.

Publisher: Penguin Books

Published: 27th August 2104

Format: Paperback, 88 pages

Key Words: Sport, Swimming, Family

ISBN 13: 9780143308102

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page

The Deep End

By: Sally Rippin

Part of the Billie B Brown series

It is swimming lesson time and Billie has a belly ache. She is feeling really nervous. It was okay when the class were in the little pool but this year they are moving up to the big pool. Her best friend Jack is a really good swimmer and wants them to be in the same group but Billie knows she is not that good. She is worried she is going to be the only one in her class who has trouble.

Like always these books have a feeling that needs to be dealt with – a situation to be overcome. Rippin deals with these things in a light and entertaining way provides us with dual purpose books. You can just enjoy them or use them to bring up topics.

Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont

Published: 01 June 2012

Format: Paperback 60 pages

Categories: Sport, Friendship

ISBN 13: 9781742971438

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page

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