Title of Picture Book: The Swing of Things
Author: Andy Chen
Illustrator: Ye Ruoshi
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Straits Time Press, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: “There once was a time when the family swing was not this unmoving, unused, unloved thing …”
And so begin this sweet story for children about a swing that was once loved and played on every day by two sisters Faith and Sarah – until they grew up and became too old for swings.
But the swing learns that sad times don’t last forever and that things always change.
Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): family, nature
5 Keywords (other than themes): play, siblings, growing old, history, marriage
Brief Review (in under 50 words): An interesting book for speaking about the passing of time and what growing up and older means.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4642-93-4
Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses