Suryia Swims! : the True Story of How An Orangutan Learned to Swim

Suryia Swims! : the True Story of How An Orangutan Learned to Swim

Book - 2012
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Although orangutans are not supposed to like water, an orangutan living at a wildlife preserve in South Carolina plays with her dog friend in the bathtub and learns to swim and dive in the pool.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805093179
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Feldman, Thea
Bland, Barry


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Orangutans do not like being in water, but Suryia is no ordinary orangutan. This charming and heartwarming book tells the true story of Suryia and how he defied the odds and learned to swim. Children will be captivated by the photographs that include Suryia swimming with his various animal friend... Read More »

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Aug 04, 2015

Great for children who are a bit nervous about swimming

Sep 27, 2013

The photographs in this book are outrageously cute!

JCLMELODYK Jun 28, 2013

Say what? An orangutan that learns to swim and loves to play in the pool with Baby Otter and Mr. Tiger? Yes, this true story will melt your heart.


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