Sink or Swim by Valerie Coulman

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Award-winning writer Valerie Coulman brings us this delightful story. The irrepressible Ralph learned how to fly, so why shouldn't he learn to swim? Like other animals, he, too, wants to be able to cool off easily on sweltering summer days. There's only one small problem: Ralph is a cow. And cows don't swim. But Ralph starts practicing, getting pointers from some very helpful friends: a family of ducks, a turtle, and a frog. Undaunted, he supplements the lessons with some accessories including a flowered bathing cap, flippers, and a surfboard. Who knows? Maybe he'll even learn how to hang ten!
 

About Valerie Coulman

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Valerie Coulman's award-winning children's books include When Pigs Fly(Lobster Press, 2001), Sink or Swim(Lobster Press, 2003), and I am a Ballerina(Lobster Press, 2004). This Saskatchewan native has degrees in both linguistics and theology, and volunteers regularly, working mostly with mothers and children, who both challenge and inspire her. Valerie is a member of both CANSCAIP and the CCBC.
 
Published September 1, 2003 by Lobster Press. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Carping critics may object to Coulman’s use of the word “cows” to describe two bovines of the male persuasion, but young readers in search or need of empowerment stories will enjoy this splashy sequel to When Pigs Fly (2001).

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A cow wants to cool off but can't swim and seeks advice.

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The creators of When Pigs Fly return with another adventure starring Ralph, an imaginative cow who is, fittingly, pretty bull-headed.

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