Annie Learns to Swim / Annie Leer Swem by Katrin Coetzer
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Annie’s mum wants her to learn how to swim; she buys her a new swimming costume.

But Annie doesn’t like water – it’s wet and splashy and deep …

Until Miss Klara, the swimming teacher, pairs 

Annie with Lisa, who swims just like a sea otter!


Annie se mamma wil hê sy moet leer swem en koop vir haar ʼn nuwe swembroek.

Maar Annie how niks van water nie - dis nat en koud en diep...


Price includes postage within South Africa only.    


 Annie Learns to Swim - R 135.00
 Annie Leer Swem - R 135.00


English and Afrikaans editions

RRP R149.00

REVIEW: Jay Heale - Fine Music Radio - 04 May 2015

... though just as frightening for some children, is water. Deep water. No problem if you have a copy of ANNIE LEARNS TO SWIM written & illustrated by Katrin Coetzer (published by Bumble Books). What a sensible publication! A simple, engaging story incorporating a child’s nervousness at swimming and showing basic instruction in action. But this isn’t a “teach yourself” book – it’s a story about Annie and her doubts and fears, and her growing friendship with Lisa, a better swimmer. The author’s pictures are uncomplicated, set out with plenty of space, and generally cheersome. This one is also in Afrikaans: Annie leer swem.

about the author - Katrin Coetzer

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KATRIN COETZER is an illustrator based in Cape Town, South Africa. She works editorially for various international publications and has extended her visual art practice to include four exhibitions of her paintings and drawings in Europe last year. Her work has been selected for the Bologna Children's Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition on two occasions and she has illustrated two picture books for children in South Africa.