Published by Katherine Tegen Books
Summary: A girl shares her day at the pool with poetic second-person narration: “Your friends circle up/Dunk and splash/Bump and crash/Laugh and laugh/Duck–and up!” Her mom and younger brother are peripheral characters as she imagines a magical undersea world. A brief thunderstorm clears the pool, but after it passes, the girl is off again. There’s no end to the fun in sight, as the last page shows everyone floating on a giant inflatable ring. 32 pages; ages 3-8.
Pros: An energetic summer slice-of-life, with both the text and illustrations celebrating the fun of a day at the pool.
Cons: My fingers and toes feel pruney.