In The Swim! Puppy Pool Party: An Underwater Dogs Adventure by Seth Casteel
TEST THE WATER!
DIP YOUR TOES.
BLOW SOME BUBBLES
THROUGH YOUR NOSE.
What's cuter than a speckled pup?
A speckled pup doing a cannonball into the pool and flashing an underwater grin as he swims up to the surface!
Seth Casteel's newest in his Underwater series, Puppy Pool Party!: An Underwater Dogs Adventure (Little, Brown and Company, 2016), is another underwater romp with a cast of dozens of darling dogs, from a few weeks old to a few years old, all clearly enjoying themselves with the other pups in the pool. They blow bubbles and smile underwater, dive from poolside and duck to the bottom to retrieve water toys. They go down the slide to make a splash, and they climb up the pool stairs to the side and give themselves a shimmy and a shake, and a good time is had by all.
Casteel's rhymes (Give it your all--cannonball!) trip off the lips as exuberantly as the pups take to the water, making this one a joy to read to a child or fun for a child to read solo. The incredibly funny full-bleed color closeups of the pooches' expressions and body language in and out of the pool, all shot with a waterproof camera with (what else?) a fish-eye lens, are also a joy for the eyes. Included for dog lovers is an appended list of all the canine swimmers, with their thumbnail photos, names, and ages.
Salute summer with your own personal puppy pool party and get in the swim.
"... "Sure to make a splash at storytime," bubbles School Library Journal's reviewer
Other books in this series by Seth Casteel are Underwater Dogs Kids Edition, and Underwater Babies.