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Swap!

By Steve Light
Illustrated by Steve Light

From the award-winning creator of Have You Seen My Dragon? and Have You Seen My Monster? comes a broken-down ship, a loose button and a little pirate's brilliant idea: Let’s SWAP!

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.

  • Pirate fans will be especially thrilled with this new standalone offering from the acclaimed Steve Light.
  • Features the same exquisite line work and simple, straightforward text as the Have You Seen My... series - but with even more bright splashes of colour!
  • Like his Have You Seen My... series, Steve Light provides hidden opportunities for children to apply their very first mathematical knowledge - this time, simple mental arithmetic!

About the author

Steve Light is the author-illustrator of many books for children, including The Christmas Giant, Zephyr Takes Flight, Have You Seen My Dragon? and Have You Seen My Monster?. About Swap!, he says: “I love the idea of trading something small, like a button, to acquiring great fortune. Maybe it’s because I grew up rummaging for treasure in flea markets.” Steve lives in New York City with his wife and cat. Find him online at www.stevelightart.com and on Twitter as @SteveLight.

ISBN: 9781406367768
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Dimensions: 270 x 240mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 19/06/18 at 01:15:09
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