Abigail Learns to Swim
Written by Lynda Raymond
Illustrated by Elly Color
Abigail is afraid to swim! She imagines monsters waiting for her in the pool. Even her best friend, Elmer, can’t convince her to go swimming. Find out how Abigail overcomes her fear in Abigail Learns to Swim. A cozy read and the perfect chance to talk to your child about trying new things and overcoming fear! FREE Bonus Video-Book Included!
Abigail shaded her eyes and wiped five drips of sweat from her forehead.
“It’s hot enough to fry bacon on the sidewalk,” said her friend Elmer.
Abigail plopped down beside him in the shade of a huge oak tree. In the sizzling air, the leaves on the tree drooped like wilted balloons.
“Let’s go swimming!” said Elmer. “Come on! I have a pool in my backyard.”
Worry wiggled its way through Abigail’s tummy. “Go without me,” she said.
“But everything is more fun when you bring a friend,” said Elmer.
Abigail stood and brushed away the dirt sticking to her sweaty legs. “Then you’ll have to bring a different friend. I’m not going.”
She marched off toward her house. Elmer ran after her. “But Abigail, give me two good reasons why you won’t go swimming.”
Abigail was too embarrassed to admit she was afraid of the water. So she stuck her nose high in the air. “I don’t even have to give one good reason,” she said. “It’s my private beeswax.”
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About the Author
Lynda Raymond is a multi-published author and an educator who adores young children, reading, and learning. She loves spending time writing and enjoying her grandchildren. She also loves to travel and explore other cultures.
Children are Lynda's passion. Her goal is to entertain and build the love of reading in your children while sharing valuable life lessons.
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