Little by Little is one of the best books I have found about learning to swim. Otto the Otter is able to do many things well including being kind to frogs. There seems to be only one thing he is not able to do – swim. The story follows his attempts to learn to swim which are not going very well until his sister tells him that “…he needs to start small to finish big”. From that point forward, Otto proceeds in taking little steps every day and before long he is swimming. The pride Otto the Otter feels in his accomplishment is captured beautifully in the delightful illustrations.