Tiny is a little girl who lives on the shores of a mysterious lake. She watches the water as it laps on the shore and feels a deep desire to explore it but she knows that first she must prepare. She starts to take swiming lessons and she immerses herselves in books and tv shows which will help her achieve her goal.
Finally the day comes when she feels she is ready to jump in. She packs up the things she will need and heads to her chosen spot. She tests the water with her toe and checks that it is deep enough for her to jump in to and then she carefully climbs a tree whose long branches lean out over the lake.
She has thought about this moment for so long – but suddenly Tiny is filled with doubt. What if she can’t do it? What if something scary lives beneath the surface? What if? What if?
Sitting in the tree she quiets her mind by thinking of her sister. She remembers how she is always scared when she tries new things but refuses to give up until she has mastered a skill.
Determined to be just like her sister, Tiny takes a deep breath and jumps…
This is a beautiful story which shows children that a little bit of courage and determination can take them to places they could never have imagined. The world Tiny finds beneath the surface of the lake takes her breath away and she would never have been able to experience it if she hadn’t overcome her fear and believed in herself.
The bright colours and detailed illustrations really bring the story to life and Ivy particularly enjoyed the crazy creatures in the vivid underwater scenes!
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