Facing the Wave
Published: 2022 by Larrikin House
Level: Early Years (R-2)
A warm and happy story about Jude and his family who head off in the Combi van to the beach to play, swim and surf. The only problem is that Jude’s fears literally make him sick. The rest of the family embrace all the activities with gusto. Eventually Jude is reassured by his cool dad and learns to overcome his fears. A great text for younger readers with rollicking rhyme and alliteration, fun type and a vocabulary of words introduced in a way that are easy to grasp.