Snapshot: The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)

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Board Book, 16 pages
Published November 5th 2012 by Simply Read Books
Source: Publisher

The Swing is adapted to board book format by Julie Morstad. Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem is a favourite among kids already.

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside—

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown—
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

But pairing the poem up with Morstad’s delicious art elevates the poem. I felt like a child while reading this, felt the wind rushing against my cheeks and felt the brief and precious freedom that comes with being on the swing.

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Buy this one for your child or any child in your life. Read it with them. Experience the beauty of childhood once again through the images and the words.

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