Rakestraw Books presents Jack Wong

We are thrilled to take debut picture book author Jack Wong to local schools on May 10! He will introduce When You Can Swim, which is a perfect book to get ready for summer! It's a reverent celebration of learning to swim among a diverse cast of children and families who each experience the mysterious joys of water in nature.  In this exploration of what it truly means to swim, expansive vignettes introduce sandpipers, vast lakes, and the feeling of a small waterfall on sun-soaked shoulders. But what about those who are afraid of the water’s mysterious ways and resist learning to swim? Painting a compelling picture of the many joys and surprises that the water holds, artist and author Jack Wong delivers an empowering, poetic journey that invites children to discover their confidence within to receive the warmth and wonder of the natural world.

Order When You Can Swim below, and he'll sign them at the event. To get FREE SCHOOL DELIVERY, please select School Event Delivery when checking out and order by 4:00pm on Tuesday, May 9. Given that he is going to multiple schools, please note the name of the school, teacher and student.


Event date: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 8:00am
Event address: 
local schools
Danville, CA 94526
When You Can Swim By Jack Wong, Jack Wong (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jack Wong, Jack Wong (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338830965
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orchard Books - May 2nd, 2023