Timothy Basil Ering

Author and illustrator Timothy Basil Ering recommends Swim That Rock, by John Rocco and Jay Primiano and with illustrations by John Rocco. “I have lived my entire life with salt water and sand in between my toes and in my hair. I have herring blood running through my veins. If I go more than two days without getting in the water to catch fish, clams, or lobsters I start shaking. So when my publisher slapped a signed copy of Swim That Rock into my hands that read, ‘To Tim, I hope you get a kick out of this! Let’s go fishing soon! John Rocco and Jay Primiano’ (who I made plans with years ago to go fishing), I knew it was a must read! I was hooked when the entire opening was a huge storm right here in New England where I live—high tide water rushing across the streets, harbors, colorful fishy characters, boats, etc. I could smell it and feel it!”

Swim That Rock (Candlewick Press, 2014) is recommended for ages 12 and up.

Be sure to check out The Almost Fearless Hamilton Squidlegger, written and illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering (Candlewick Press, 2014).

Learn more at TimothyBasilEringArt.com.