Read Out Loud | Steve Light Reads Swap!
StoryMakers guest Steve Light returned to KidLit TV HQ to read his latest book, Swap! A young first-time pirate barters his way around the port to help a friend in need.
Swap! is one of several new books Steve Light will have published in 2016. Steve revisits his signature illustration style; black and white drawings — with a pop of color — and tons of detail. Steve continues to encourage young readers to explore and collaborate with the aid of friendly and helpful characters.
KidLit TV’s Read Out Loud series is perfect for parents, teachers, and librarians. Use these readings for nap time, story time, bedtime … anytime!
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Written and illustrated by Steve Light
Published by Candlewick Press
An old ship. A sad friend. A button … An idea. Let’s SWAP! In a young scalawag’s first tale of bartering, a peg-legged youngster sets out to help his captain repair his vessel. One button for three teacups. SWAP two teacups for four coils of rope. SWAP and so it goes, until the little swashbuckler secures sails, anchors, a ship’s wheel, and more … including a happy friend. Steve Light’s intricate pen-and-ink illustrations, punctuated by brilliant blue and other hues, anchor this clever tale of friendship and ingenuity.
ABOUT STEVE LIGHT
Steve Light is the author and illustrator of several books for children. When he isn’t writing, he’s teaching pre-k students in New York City. Steve is a collector of fountain pens; he has more than 80. When Steve isn’t writing and illustrating he can be found creating models — some of which are inspired by his books –, or carving storyboxes; wood dolls and props that fit in a box, which can be used to tell stories. Steve lives in New York City with his wife.
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