Sink or Swim

By Carol-Ann Hoyte

A review of Sink Or Swim by Valerie Coulman

Published on October 1, 2003

Sink Or Swim
Valerie Coulman

Lobster Press
$21.95
cloth
1-89422-254-7

This is the story about a bovine with a can-do attitude. Cows Ralph and Morris wish to seek relief from a scorcher. When Ralph suggests they go swimming, Morris counters that they don’t know how. Determined to learn, Ralph seeks swimming advice from different animals and acquires various kinds of swim gear. Rogé’s artwork, particularly the image of Ralph decked out in his aquatic getup, truly captures the story’s wacky premise. mRb

Carol-Ann Hoyte is the Quebec English-language regional coordinator for TD Canadian Children's Book Week and organizer of monthly mixers for Montreal anglophone children's book authors and illustrators.

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