Ahoy! How do two pirate friends turn a button into a new sailing ship? Find out as Steve Light reads his very clever tale, SWAP! on this podcast episode of Read Out Loud.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
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