19 April 2017

Book Review: It's Hard to Swim - Ellie the Weinerdog Series by K. J. Hales

It’s Hard to Swim Ellie the Wienerdog series

By K. J. Hales

It’s Hard to Swim is a cute little children’s book with wonderfully cute illustrations.  It is the story of Ellie the Wienerdog, who starts out talking about how she can’t swim because she has fur and does not have flippers and fins, etc. 
Someone puts a life jacket on her and puts her into the water.  Here is where we have a problem.  Ellie goes through a series of thoughts about not being able to be found, spooky creatures, and more.
We feel that, unless your child is already a swimmer and very familiar with the water and swimming, this might not be the book for your child.
The story turns out all right.  Ellie is thinking about possibly teaching fish to sit.  This is good, but we are concerned with the apprehension that might be stirred up in a child because of Ellie’s fears.
The story is cute and the illustrations are great.  We give It's Hard to Swim three stars.  We caution parents to be careful with children who might be sensitive to Ellie’s fears and might not be able to see that the outcome of the book is positive.

Notice: This post contains affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, we may financially benefit from your transaction, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.
Please be sure to visit David over at Random Thoughts and Observations.  

I respond to all comments on this blog, ideally within 24 hours.  Please check back here for a response to your comment.  Thank you!
Please subscribe to David's YouTube Channel. Thanks!


  1. I always appreciate your honest reviews.

    1. Thank you, Ellen. I always appreciate your kind spirit and your comments here and at McClendon Villa.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed day!


All comments are moderated to help avoid any problems.

I appreciate your comments and will respond as soon as possible. I respond to all comments here on this blog.

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. Have a blessed day!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...