Reviewed by Michelle B. (age 8)
After that Trudy did not give up. She tried again. Before she went into the water she put oil on her just like a whale. Then in the middle of the English Channel a storm came, but she still did not give up.
I like this book because it teaches people not to give up on something they really want to do. It also teaches people how to set their minds on something.
I think the illustrations stand out and look beautiful. The illustrator mostly used blue because the main thing in this book is water.
The book reminds me of my cousin, Miss Vermont, because she tried out for Miss America. She lost but she did not give up.
I recommend this book to people who are seven years old or older. I also recommend this book to people who like to swim because this book is about swimming. This book is also about not giving up.