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Annie and the Waves is a beach safety book for children aged 3-8 years written by surf lifesaver and beach safety educator, Louise Lambeth.

Annie and the Waves has been reviewed and endorsed by Surf Life Saving Australia.

As you read this book you will learn:

  • Surf lifesavers wear red and yellow
  • Always swim between the red and yellow flags

  • Some beaches are safer than others

  • There are different kinds of waves, some are safer than others

  • If you need help in the water, stay calm and raise your hand

  • Sun safety

  • Never swim alone!

Book Synopsis:

Annie and her family are going to the beach for a holiday. Two surf lifesavers visit Annie’s school and she learns how to stay safe at the beach. Annie discovers that the ocean is changeable. She is initially wary of the waves but after meeting the surf lifesavers, and with the help of her family, Annie soon discovers the joys of swimming at the beach.

Annie’s confidence grows until she experiences a surging wave that drags her into the deeper water.

Will she remember how to tell the surf lifesavers she needs help?



Annie meets lifesaver

Now available from online bookstores in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Swahili.  For Arabic version see button below.