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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Swimming Sal

Sal, a Portuguese Water Dog, is the only pup at Hilltop Farm who has never won an award. But with practice, self-determination, and encouragement from her mother, Sal finally finds a place where her talents are appreciated.

This lighthearted story, with bold and comical illustrations, will have readers cheering for the lovable Swimming Sal.

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Great Message for Kids

Date:January 18, 2014
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Location:Wellington, FL
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Sal is a Portuguese Water Dog who has never won a thing, unlike all her friends. But instead of getting angry or giving up, she believes in herself, takes her mother's encouragement and works hard to be the best swimmer she can be.
The book is filled with positive messages: [1] believe in yourself no matter what others might say, [2] listen to your parents, [3] persevere; don't give up, [4]don't get angry at a situation or problem, instead come up with a plan and stick to it, [5] practice when things are difficult.
Reading level would be around 2nd or 3rd grade, probably about an L or M on the Fountas and Pinnell GRL scale.
No mention of God or Jesus, so any school library could have this on the shelf without worry of the ACLU or other anti-Christians causing problems.
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