Holly’s Day at the Pool
Published by: Disney – Hyperion 2017
Ages: 3 – 8 years
Theme: fear, swimming,
Opening Lines: When Piggy Wig is stuck in a tree, Holly is the only one who can save him. Piggy Wig is Dottie’s favorite toy.
Synopsis: “NOOOOOOO! I don’t want to go to the pool. What if . . . the water is too cold?” says Holly.
Holly the hippo imagines the worst: icebergs and icy water, penguins and seals! Her imagination bursts at every turn, making it harder and harder for her to step foot in the pool.
Until she get the chance to be a hero. Holly may be scared, but she is a very brave girl.
Why I like this: Beautifully illustrated in bright fresh colors. This is a Walt Disney Studio Artist Showcase book and one can easily see why. Cute overload this story has great value on helping kids who fear water. Holly has the “what if…” fear but deep down she is a brave girl and learns to overcome her fear of the water. Kids will relate to Holly and I’m sure many parents are baffled at how to help them overcome their fear of the water. I know one of my brothers was scared of the water and it was because he had been struck by a wave, me on the other hand loved the water. This is so adorable and a great gift for mums with toddlers, and young children.
Resources/Findings: This is Benson’s website showing clips and processes on such other projects he has worked on such as Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Moana to name a few. … http://bensonshum.com/contact-us/
Great ways of overcoming a child’s fear of the water…. http://www.wikihow.com/Ease-a-Child%27s-Fear-of-the-Water
Getting kids used to water can start in the backyard with games such as water pistols and small paddling pools and blowing bubbles. This gets kids used to water and having water over their faces which is often one of the main reasons they don’t like to get into a pool. The fear of water in their eyes or nose. https://www.popsugar.com/moms/6-Tips-Helping-Kids-Overcome-Fear-Water-27331161
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