Swap! by Steve Light


Swap! by Steve Light

A broken-down ship. A loose button. An idea: Let's SWAP! In this first book of bartering and mental arithmetic from the acclaimed author/illustrator of Have You Seen My Dragon? and Have You Seen My Monster?, a pint-sized pirate sets out to help a sea captain repair his decrepit vessel. One button for three teacups. SWAP! Two teacups for four coils of rope. SWAP! And so it goes, until the little swashbuckler - through simple sums - secures sails, anchors, a ship's wheel, and more...But can he really barter his way to a nifty new ship for the captain in need? Steve Light's exquisite, intricate pen-and-ink illustrations, punctuated with brilliant blue, anchor this clever tale of commerce, ingenuity and friendship.


Genius storytelling. Steve Light's signature style intricately detailed black and white pictures with just a splash of colour here and there, and a brief text of judiciously chosen words combine to make a fun-filled book for sharing and for early reading, with 'SWAP!

... Red Reading Hub Swap! is a lively lesson in solidarity, industry and bartering booty. Inis Magazine

About the Author

Steve Light

Steve Light is the author-illustrator of many books for children, including The Christmas Giant and Zephyr Takes Flight. Upon graduating from Pratt Institute he did corporate illustrations for companies such as: AT&T, Sony Films, and the New York Times Book Review.

He also makes sculptures and toys out of wood. Steve lives in New York City.

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

3rd March 2016



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