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1, 2, 3, Jump!

Written by Lisl H. Detlefsen & illustrated by Madeline Valentine
Published by Roaring Brook Press
Goodreads Rating - 3.7 / 5.0
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First swimming lessons can be exciting and terrifying, but this joyful and imaginative guide shows young readers how to conquer the pool.

From what to wear (a bathing suit, of course!) to what to expect (no, your teacher will not be a mermaid), 3, 2, 1 Jump! covers the what if’s and how to’s of getting in the pool for the first time. There’s a lot to worry about (Can I be sucked into the filter?) and even more to be excited about (When can I wear flippers?), and our narrator has thought of everything. By the time she’s ready, you to will want to jump in!

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Who Wrote 1, 2, 3, Jump!

Lisl H. Detlefsen
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Lisl H. Detlefsen is the author of a growing number of picture books, including TIME FOR CRANBERRIES, IF YOU HAD A JETPACK, RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE, and 1, 2, 3, JUMP! She lives on a family-owned cranberry marsh near Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin with her husband and two sons. Visit her on the web at

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Who Illustrated 1, 2, 3, Jump!

Madeline Valentine

Madeline Valentine grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and received a BFA from Pratt Institute in 2007. She has illustrated five children’s books, including <i>Teddy’s Favorite Toy</i> by Christian Trimmer. She is also the author-illustrator of <i>George in the Dark</i> and <i>The Bad Birthday Idea</i>. She currently lives in Queens. Visit her online at

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May 14, 2019
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