A delight for parents to read aloud, and for children to chant along, this gorgeously illustrated picture book will encourage young children to have fun and feel safe in the water. 'Ruby Learns to Swim is a great book. I read it to my kids at bedtime - a well written story that reinforces a strong message about learning to swim, which I believe is a must for kids of all ages.' Michael Klim.
Splash the water. Floaties on. Eyes wide open. Blow big bubbles. Legs straight out. Kicking hard. Ruby's swimming now! Ruby's swimming fast!
A joyous book about learning to swim for the very young.
Phillip Gwynne spent his childhood by the sea and has a degree in Marine Biology. The multi-award-winning Deadly, Unna? was his first novel and he won an AFI award for best adapted screenplay for the film adaptation, Australian Rules. Phillip has written several books in the Aussie Bites series, and Swerve for older readers. His first picture book, The Queen with The Wobbly Bottom, was published in 2012. His exciting children's series, The Debt will be published in 2013. He lives with his wife and children - including Ruby! - in Bali.
Tamsin Ainslie was born and educated in the UK and lives in Murwillumbah with her partner John and daughters Olympia and Matilda. Tamsin started drawing at an early age, making books and keeping illustrated journals. She works from her home-based studio spending most of her time illustrating children's books, designing book covers, drawing, painting and printmaking.