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I Do Not Like Water (Hardcover)

I Do Not Like Water By Eva Lindström, Annie Prime (Translated by) Cover Image
By Eva Lindström, Annie Prime (Translated by)
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Alf is scared of water—but he’s not about to let that keep him from enjoying summer with his water-loving friends. In this slyly humorous story, Alf creatively confronts his fears and comes up with a surprising solution.

It’s the summer and everyone is out swimming under the sun . . . well, almost everyone. While all his friends love canoeing down rivers and splashing in the community pool, Alf would rather remain on dry land. This makes hanging with his friends difficult! What can Alf do to enjoy his summer as much as his splish-splashing friends, without getting so much as a single toe wet? 

From one of Sweden’s most beloved children’s authors, I Do Not Like Water is an award-winning celebration of whimsical individuality and overcoming your fears.

About the Author

Eva Lindström is one of Sweden’s most celebrated picture book authors and illustrators and a former member of the Swedish Academy for Children’s Books. Her honors include the prestigious international 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, three Hans Christian Andersen Award nominations, and more than ten nominations for Sweden’s top literary prize, Augustpriset—more than any other author in Sweden. Her books have been adapted for the screen and translated into numerous languages, including French, German, Chinese, and English.

Praise For…

★ "This is a refreshingly unsentimental and matter-of-fact take on being different, devoid of heavy-handed moralizing or intervention from adult characters. The children's interpersonal dynamics and body language are left for young readers to absorb and ponder, and they'll linger over both text and art—and be heartened by Alf's trajectory. A delightful celebration of acceptance in all its forms." —Kirkus Reviews

"Vividly relaying intense early experiences of pain and of pleasure, Lindström (The Bridge) portrays a child who is comfortable with their own feelings and resourceful enough to hold space for them."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781662620553
ISBN-10: 1662620551
Publisher: Astra Young Readers
Publication Date: May 21st, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English