Book jacket image for When You Can Swim by Jack Wong




When You Can Swim

The text and illustrations of When You Can Swim merge seamlessly to illuminate the ways in which swimming animates all one’s senses.

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Review of ‘When You Can Swim’

In When You Can Swim, readers explore the joys of swimming in various bodies of water—oceans, ponds, lakes, rivers and more—in a text set primarily in conditional statements (the “when you can swim” of the title), as spoken by a parent to a child. This phrase is a refrain that conveys the abundant possibilities and…

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