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Clem Always Could

Sarah Watt

5 Reviews

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Fiction, Picture books, Picture storybooks

Clem can do a lot of things, but at his first swimming lesson he is not at all keen to get into the pool, because he doesn t know how to swim!

Clem can do a lot of things, but when it comes to swimming lessons, he's not so sure. He just doesn't want to get in the pool, even when his mum tries everything from reasoning to losing it! Clem's mum reminds him of all the things he can do and had to learn. She tells him he had to learn how to put his pyjamas on and go to the toilet, but Clem shakes his head and says, 'I always could.' He's convinced these things just came naturally to him, until one day Clem finds the confidence he needs to take that first step into the water.

Teachers' guide available at http://www.clemalwayscould.com.au/

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Praise for Clem Always Could

  • This first picturebook from award- winning Australian film- maker Watt looks with humor and insight at a childs developing view of himself and the world. - Adelaide Advertiser

  • This is a story many families will enjoy reading to, and a worthwhile addition to preschool and home libraries. - Bookseller and publisher

  • This is a heart-warming and very engaging book with sumptuos illustrations - Canberra Times

  • Primary school age children and many pre- schoolers will connect with this book. - Sydney Morning Herald

  • It captures the essence of childhood - Sunday Tasmanian

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