Pool-Themed Book Launch Party with Author-Illustrator Kaz Windnesss

Saturday, June 4, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bring your flippers and swim duds--Swim, Jim! is making a splash at The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop! We may not have an actual swimming pool, but that's not stopping us from celebrating pool-party style with author-illustrator Kaz Windness and her debut picture book!

Join us for a reading and drawing demo, a crocodile egg hunt, giveaways, ice cream, balloons, and more! And don't forget to wear your best swimmy costume for our Swimmy Costume Catwalk Contest. Floaties and pool noodles are encouraged but not required.

Jim the crocodile finds the courage to face his fear of swimming in this funny and charming debut picture book for fans of Jabari Jumps and Jean Reidy’s Truman!

Jim the crocodile is scared of swimming—or rather, of sinking. His family’s swamp is just too deep, too dark, and too big. But maybe he could swim, if only there were a smaller swamp where he could try it on his own terms. Jim wiggle-waggles far and wide until he finds the perfect place.

With the help of some floaties and his sisters, Jim just might find the courage to face his fear and show everyone—including himself—that Jim can swim!

Kaz Windness is an author-illustrator who loves to make her readers laugh. When she’s not writing or illustrating books, Kaz teaches illustration at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design and enjoys making deep-dish pizza. Kaz lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, two children, and Boston terrier. Swim, Jim! is her first picture book. Visit her at WindnessBooks.com.