The Polar Bear Who Couldn’t, Wouldn’t Swim, written by The ZAC Foundation co-founders Karen and Brian Cohn, follows the journey of a young polar bear named Zeke who is afraid of the water and refuses to swim. He leaves his home in search of other animals who do not swim, and ends up finding that he can enjoy the water if he follows the ABC and Ds of water safety, while learning a valuable lesson about facing his fears with a positive attitude.
Families reading the book will learn the lessons Zeke discovers to stay safe in the water:
A is for Adults: only be near water with adult supervision
B is for Barriers: barriers, such as a fence that goes around a pool, keep children safe
C is for Classes: take swimming classes to learn how to be safe in the water
D is for Drains: pool drains can be dangerous to swimmers, and should be avoided while swimming.
* Friends of the Foundation can purchase the book for $9.95 by entering the coupon code "watersafety" at check out.
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