The Swing


"How do you like to go up in a swing?"

Delightful images by Julie Morstad bring to life Robert Louis Stevenson's classic poem The Swing. Share this gorgeous board book with your baby or toddler and revel in the magical images and words.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94), was a Scottish novelist, essayist and poet who contributed several classics to the world of children’s literature. He is best known for Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Kidnapped


Julie Morstad is known for her surreal, whimsical work. Her books have garnered many accolades, including the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize at the BC Book Prizes, and First Prize at the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design; they have been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Illustration, Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Award, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award (Picture Book Category), and Chocolate Lily Award (Picture Book Category). She lives in Vancouver, Canada.


Canadian Family:

"The simple pleasure of gently soaring through the air on a swing is celebrated in Robert Louis Stevenson's classic poem, brought to life for wee ones in board book format. With beautiful illustrations, this calming, rhythmic tale is great for a cozy cuddle."

 Today's Parent:

"The sensation of soaring through the skies is told in this classic poem that is given new life with beautiful drawings by an award-winning illustrator."

CCBC Best Books Pick 2013

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