Everybody in town is learning to swim, and young Jerry Fu the giraffe wants to learn too. But swimming is so scary, and he keeps failing. Why is it so hard for him? One tiny detail amid Lai Ma’s rich visual world catches Jerry Fu's eye and shows him the thing he’s missing.
Swimming has become a really popular activity in town these days – all the animals are doing it, and young Jerry Fu the giraffe wants to learn. His mother signs him up for a beginner class led by amazing instructors, and he’s really excited. But every step of the way, from the warm-up to being in the water, is really hard for Jerry Fu.
After all the other animals have learned the basic strokes, he’s exhausted and struggling. Only when everyone else has left, and he’s sitting alone by the pool, he notices a single leaf floating effortlessly on the water… and an idea pops into his head!
Celebrated children’s author Lai Ma imbues this educational story about growing, learning, and overcoming difficulty with energy, hope, and a whirlwind of detail. The book’s stunning complexity and smooth coherence make it a rewarding read and an easy favourite.