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Hop at Swimming Class

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This was an adorable book! This is perfect for parents of preschool students or teachers looking to build up their classroom library!
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My kid loved reading Hop at Swimming Class while they were also in swimming lessons. They would practice everything that Hop would do during his class. It was a great visual and stunning illustrations. It was easy to read and understand and they loved yelling out ‘cannonball’ at the end of the book!
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This was a delight to read. The main character was cute and resilient. I think this would be a good book to help children to remember it's okay to be a late bloomer or just not fitting in. Just be yourself and have fun! The art is beautiful and vibrant. I loved it.
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What happens when tadpoles become frogs? Well, they need to learn to swim, of course! So Hop and his siblings are sent off to swimming class. Only Hop is much smaller than his siblings. And every thing he tries to do, ends up a bit of a mess. 

My little reader and I picked this book for the artwork and the topic. My little swimmer giggled through the whole thing, talked about what she learns at swim class, and how silly Hop was. She requested it again and again, and said it was a "five and a half stars!" book. I thought it was cute, and had no problem reading it more than once, although I wish the story had flowed a bit better. 4.5 stars out of five from us!

I was provided an ARC copy of this book through Netgalley. My thanks to the publisher and the author for providing it to me.
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I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. I loved this cute book about a frog starting swimming lessons with his siblings—a fun story with excellent illustrations.
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Hop is the smallest sibling in the frog family. He still has his tail, but is always ready to try. Mother frog wants her children to learn to swim like frogs, so they go for lessons. Hop is not as good as his siblings, but he never gives up. When it is time to jump off the diving board, Hop realizes a bit too late that he might be gong higher than he thought. This is a cute story about not giving up and to keep trying. Having a pool in my backyard, my grandchildren all had to learn to swim, so this was a cute story that we read about what things they learned, if it was hard, and if they had fun doing it. The illustrations are really cute and show great expression from fear to happiness. We liked that they all got a certificate when they passed, and all were treated the same, no matter who was the best. We enjoyed this book and read it a couple of times over the weekend when my granddaughter was with me.
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This is a cute story that is a great read for summer and for children just learning to swim. I loved the illustrations, and all of the cute details about the swim class.
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What a fun, lovely book with a great message!   Little Hop is ready to try swimming lessons.   He's a little different from his peers, and needs a bit more coaching, but he's supported and encouraged by all around him and has a great time.  He learns new things and finds ways to be brave, and leaves a little more confident and proud of what he's accomplished.

This would be an absolutely fantastic book for kids about to start swimming lessons.   It gives them an idea of what to expect along with the excellent message that they don't have to be perfect or get everything right on the first try.   The illustrations are tons of fun too, with lots of color and little details to notice.   

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
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Hop at Swimming Class
By Esther Van Den Berg
This is a darling little book for kids that has a tadpole in transition learning to swim with peers. It's a cute little book with terrific colorful pictures that just makes a person smile just by looking at the fun image! I have no doubt that kids will want this book read to them over and over just to see the pictures!
This was a book I requested and received from NetGalley and I thank them and the publisher for letting me read this sweet book!
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Cute story about a frog taking swimming lessons! It does use almost proper terminology but for the frogs. It’s a great book for a toddler or elementary schooler who is about to start swimming lessons as well!
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5 Stars 
Hop, the teeny blue tadpole with a teenier tale, joins his brothers and sisters to learn swimming. He is the smallest of all and has a hard time learning how to swim properly. Hop learns despite the mishaps and surprises himself with an unexpected dive! He earns his swimming diploma while having loads of fun. So what if he didn’t become an expert swimmer? He can swim and enjoy it. 
The book is for little swimmers aged 4 and up. The writing suits them perfectly. Different swimming styles and mentioned and illustrated. Kids will feel less scared to swim (in case they are hesitant about getting into the water) after reading this one. 
Now, the illustrations. My friend, Roshni, was 100% sure I would love the illustrations. She was spot on (obviously). The watercolor paintings are so vibrant, colorful, and full of life. The detailing of aquatic life is amazing. Hop is easy to identify in blue, while the rest of the frogs are green. The floaties, flowers, and ladybugs are so cute! Hop’s expressions are perfect in every scene. 
To sum up, Hop at Swimming Class is a super cute book for kiddos and adults. You are never too old to read about frogs learning to swim. ;)
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Clavis Publishing and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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A cute and funny little frog called Hop goes to swimming class. The illustrations are lovely with lots of details not to be missed. Even though he's smaller than the other frogs, he didn't let that stop him and gave it his all. Such a nice message!
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Learn to swim with some of the cutest little frogs you've ever seen!

Hop and his classmates are put through their paces by the Toadguard, learning to float, swim through hoops underwater, and the all-important - swimming with clothes on.

The author's illustrations are ADORABLE, and should keep young readers and listeners busy with all the fun details.

This one's a winner!
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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

Hop at Swimming Class is an adorable picture book about a little frog called Hop. Hop and his siblings have almost all lost their tadpole tails so mummy frog decides they are ready to start learning how to swim. A Toad teaches them all aspects of swimming and Hop is so excited and eager to learn, even though he doesn't always get it right and learns in his own way. In the end Hop outshines all the others and makes the best dive of the day. 
The illustrations in this book ate the absolute cutest! I loved the little floaties the frogs worse - so cute! This is a great book for any child learning to swim and shows that we don't all take to things perfectly, but having fun and trying, even if it's in your own unique way, you can achieve anything.
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As cute as the cover suggests!!! 😍😍

Now that all the tadpoles in the pond have turned into little frogs, their mom decides that it is time for the kids to join…you guess it… a swimming class! Soon the little froggies, under the watchful eye of Lifeguard Toad, learn floating, breaststroke, and even diving. Some get a grasp of it quickly, while our titular hero Hop gets stuck a couple of times. But all’s well that ends well! And this book certainly ends well, with a giant splash of excitement!

I simply adored everything about this picture book. Right from the textual content, the vocabulary level, the illustrations, the story progression – everything was 10/10. There are some onomatopoeic words such as ‘splashing’ which give a great scope for fun during read-alouds.

The story by itself is charming. But what takes it to a whole new level of scrumptiousness is the illustrations – they are oh-so-cuuuttteeee! 😍😍 The little green froggies with their bright orange floaties, Lifeguard Toad with his orange whistle dangling around his neck, the background of the pond, the various other pond creatures… I could go on and on. The vibrant watercolours match the feel and flow of the content perfectly. Furthermore, there are some things that aren’t detailed out in the text but happen in the illustrations. So don’t forget to check out the drawings on each page thoroughly before turning it over.

Definitely recommended for every little swimmer and wanna-be swimmer. You won’t find a more charming picture book than this one! I picked it up only because of the cover, and I am so glad I did!

The book will work perfectly for 2-8 year olds.

5 stars.

My thanks to Clavis Publishing and NetGalley for the DRC of “Hop at Swimming Class”. This review is voluntary and contains my honest opinion about the book.
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My daughter LOVED this one. Very relatable and quite humorous. Good illustrations also. Thank you for the ARC!
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Hop at Swimming Class is an adorable book about a tadpole learning to swim. This would be a great book for a child who will soon be learning to swim. I loved the vibrant, adorable illustrations. 

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.
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Little frog learns to swim. The book has beautiful illustrations and a sweet lesson on learning to swim, but unfortunately the book didn’t hold attention very long. Maybe for specific fear of swimming but not everyday
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Hop STOLE MY HEART! Teeny tiny froggo dude! 

Beautiful, vibrant illustrations, & a short and sweet storyline that had you rooting for sweet Hop the whole time! 

Perfect as a bedtime story, and a GREAT book to help a fearful or anxious new swimmer by following Hop as he works his way through swim class. Hop isn't perfect and he can't always keep up with the rest of the class BUT he tries and tries and eventually he is able to pass each obstacle - just at his own pace! He learns to dive, to float, and even to CANNONBALL- HOW FUN!! 

Hop is THE MOST CHARMING amphibian pal in this delightful tale of bravery! I think a lot of kiddos will take to him and will enjoy watching his silly adventures in swim class and then channel his bravery if they struggle in their own. 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU to Netgalley and the publisher for the DRC. I thoroughly hope to keep following him through MANY more stories as cute as this!
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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This was so cute!! I decided to read it b/c of the adorable cover art and I was NOT disappointed; the entire book is beautifully illustrated. The story is quite simple and therefore super accessible, the bits of onomatopoeia here and there will be super fun for family members or others reading aloud, and at the end of the day, this book makes swimming seem fun! I have a few work colleagues who are about to put their kids in swim class this summer, so when Hop at Swimming Class comes out, I'll probably buy one or two copies for their kids!
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