Book Review: Hooray, I Can Do It! by Aleks Harrison

Children’s Sports Books: An Illustrated Children’s Story About Swimming to Teach Your Child How to Never Give Up Their Dreams!

Are you looking for a fun book to help you teach your kids the value of perseverance? 

Do you want your kids to learn how to regulate feelings of frustration and anger?

If that’s the case, it’s time to consider children’s stories!

When they’re young, kids learn about the world through playing. They like having fun, there’s no doubt about it. So if you come up and try to teach them a lesson, they’re not going to get that. You need to have a fun and entertaining approach to their education.

Kids learn best when they can relate to the story or have fun with it. It’s all about interaction and adventure. This is why the best children’s books tie together valuable lessons about life with whimsical adventures. 

In this story, we meet Max and his parents. It’s Max’s first day of swimming lessons, and he’s super excited. But, things don’t go too well on that first try. Feeling frustrated, Max wants to give up on his dream. Luckily, his parents are there to teach him how to win! 

Here’s what you and your child will learn in this book:

  • Kids and frustration: How to understand emotions with the best strategies for emotional regulation
  • Growth mindset for kids: A lesson in perseverance and understanding that all great things take time
  • A no-quit attitude: Positive guidelines for kids to develop character and self-confidence to follow their dreams

We’ve all been on the other end of toddler frustration with no idea how to respond to their complaints. This children’s book about swimming will help you find the right words (and pictures) to underline the importance of never giving up on your dreams!

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

This is another good story by Aleks Harrison about Max who is trying to learn to swim. On the first day, he gets frustrated and tells his parents he’s going to quit. Instead of just telling Max he has to go, his dad tells him a story about when he learned to ride a bike. Through this story, Max learns that he needs to be patient and keep trying.

Hooray, I Can Do It! not only has good suggestions for helping children deal with their frustration and helping them to persevere, it also is presented in rhymes, and the illustrations are bright and colorful. The rhyming and illustrations will keep the attention of children. Books like this one are great. They are not only books that children want to read, but they teach as well.

About the Author

Aleks Harrison is a father of two children and the author of a series of children’s books about emotions and self-regulation methods. Alex writes books that help parents and teachers raise attentive, socially, and emotionally aware children.

The author collaborates with the best illustrators who help create exciting, fun, and inspiring books for children of all ages and their parents.

To contact the author, write to the following e-mail address: