Sergio Makes a Splash
By (author) Edel Rodriguez
Sergio Makes a Splash by Edel Rodriguez
Book DescriptionSergio is a penguin. He loves fish, soccer and water. He loves drinking water, bathing in water, spraying water, just about anything with water! But he has one big problem. He can't swim. So when his class takes a field trip to the ocean, Sergio must decide whether he should face his fear or avoid something he loves. When he sees his friends play, he realizes it's not worth being afraid. He jumps in and makes a big splash, into the water and into our hearts.
Buy Sergio Makes a Splash book by Edel Rodriguez from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780316066167
(261mm x 213mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Little, Brown Young Readers
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Edel Rodriguez
Island Treasures, Hardback (August 2015)View all books by Edel Rodriguez
"Includes Where the flame trees bloom, Under the royal palms (winner of the Pura Belprae award), and the new collection Days at La Quinta Simoni."
US Kirkus Review » Sergio the Argentinian penguin loves drinking, splashing and playing with water, but he can't swim - which makes for some anxious moments when his class takes a field trip to the ocean. Screwing his courage to the sticking place after agonies of indecision ("It's scary!" "It's just water!" "It's dark!" "It's clear!"), he tumbles clumsily down the cliff and with a huge splash disappears completely. Using pale, thinly applied woodblock inks and digital media, Rodriguez creates very simple-looking scenes featuring a tubby, long-beaked penguin (outfitted with snorkel, goggles and floaties on both wings) diving into a glassy turquoise sea. Eventually Sergio rises with another mighty splash and proceeds to have a ball. Maybe next time he'll leave off the floaties? "Sergio will have to think about that ." Sergio comes with his own website, but a celebrity like Olivia he's not - more of an everypenguin, whose angst in the face of new experiences will strike a chord in many young children. (Picture book. 5-7) (Kirkus Reviews)
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Sergio Makes a Splash book by Edel Rodriguez and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Edel Rodriguez
Edel Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba. He left for America on a boat with his parents and sister when he was 8 years old. His drawings and illustrations have appeared in four picture books
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.