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Suryia Swims!: The True Story of How an Orangutan Learned to Swim Hardcover – May 8, 2012
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From School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Featuring the unusual orangutan first introduced in Suryia and Roscoe (Holt, 2011), this title focuses on the many unusual activities he enjoys, most notably a love of water. Readers follow along as he splashes in a bubble bath and gradually becomes the first of his species to develop the ability to swim. Full-color photographs document his progress as he learns to hold his breath underwater, dive for pool rings, and eventually begin to swim. He is seen swimming with lots of different friends-both human and otherwise-including Bubbles the elephant and Tonks the tiger. Fans of Suryia and his canine pal, Roscoe, will surely enjoy this continuation into the life of a very special orangutan that lives on a wildlife preserve in South Carolina. Each spread features two or three clear photos and minimal text that serves mainly as captions. Easy nonfiction for readers of differing abilities.-Cathie Bashaw Morton, Millbrook Central School District, NYα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
“Fans of Suryia and his canine pal, Roscoe, will surely enjoy this…” ―School Library Journal
“Suryia's interactions with his pool pals will bring smiles to the faces of animal lovers young and old.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Fans of cute animal books will be delighted.” ―Booklist on Suryia and Roscoe
“Young animal lovers . . . will be eager to read about this unlikely pairing between a stray dog and an orangutan in a wildlife preserve. . . . The clean, photo album–like design, high-interest topic, accessible text and captivating images will likely garner Suryia and Roscoe legions of new friends.” ―Kirkus Reviews on Suryia and Roscoe
“The engaging animals will appeal to children.” ―School Library Journal on Suryia and Roscoe
Top customer reviews
The day she received this book was a happy one. She instantly fell in love with Suryia, the Orangatan and her unlikely best friend, a stay dog who made his way into the enclosure. They are now inseparable and demonstate real caring, one for the other.
Dogs love to swim; Orangatans do not like to swim at all. How they solve this delema is the story the vivid photos and story tell.
I myself really enjoyed Suryia Swims!:The True Story of How an Orangutan Learned to Swim by Bhagavan "Doc" Antle. Based on my grand daughter's response, it's a winner for all ages. I highly recommend this book and the one preceeding it, Suryia and Roscoe: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship by Bhagavan Antle. You can find this book at Amazon, along with many other wonderful childrens' books.
It is a great book to share with children. It arrived on time and was in brand new condition.