A little bear cub named Ben lives in the deep woods near a stream with his mom and his older brother, Tom. Ben loves to play in the woods, but he is afraid of the water. But bears need to know how to swim so that they can catch fish for the dinner.
Momma Bear and Tom try to teach Ben how to swim. He sits on a rock near the stream, and every day he tries to go just a little bit deeper into the water. As long as Ben never gives up and keeps practicing, he hopes that someday soon he’ll be able to swim, just like his big brother. Maybe he could even help Tom out in the water!
In this children’s story, a little bear who is afraid of the water must learn how to swim so that he can catch fish with his family.