One day in the swamp, three crocodile siblings are born. Kim, Sim and Jim. Kim and Sim both jump right into the water to swim, but Jim? Well, he just puts his toe in. And like typical siblings, the others tease Jim. But though his parents reassure him he will swim when ready, he feels the swamp is too big and he must find a smaller swamp, and then everyone will realize that Jim can swim in, Swim, Jim by Kaz Windness.
Okay, so the subject is well-known: having issues with something, the teasing siblings, the loving parents, and the child off on an adventure to find themselves. However, Windness cannot be normal. Oh no! She has to have her hero Jim find himself in a small “swamp” with some funny looking crocodiles and their floating things, noodles and other devices to help them stay afloat. And of course, they had to have silly, goofy, funny, bright, colorful, bold, not overly overwhelming detailed illustrations as well. And there is a (wait for it) …. FART JOKE! (So you know I was happy.)
Of course, the adult reader knows that Jim will learn to swim, and his siblings will play a role in helping him out, but the toddler on up might not. The oh seven to eight-year-old probably could do some solo reading and the six to seven probably could read with a little help. There are also fun facts about crocodiles and the answer to your question that I know you were all wondering, “Do crocodiles fart?”
Currently available, but was read via an online reader copy.