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The Swing of Things

Publisher: Straits Times Press
  • Description
  • About the Author & Illustrator
  • “There once was a time when the family swing was not this unmoving, unused, unloved thing…”

    And so begins this sweet story about a swing, loved and played by two sisters everyday – until they grew up and became too old for swings. But the swing learns that sad times don’t last forever, and goodbyes can make way for new times of laughter.

    This book introduces the idea of change and growing up. With fun activity pages at the end, this book will sure bring valuable lessons and nostalgic warmth.

  • Andy Chen, a Singaporean, is an entertainment journalist and editor of 20 years and a father of two. He was inspired to write the book about his own two daughters, Faith and Sarah, after seeing a neighbour’s unused and sad-looking swing. The Swing of Things is his first children’s picture book.

    Ye Ruoshi is a Singaporean painter and a graduate of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. She has three sons and is also an amateur Chinese opera performer. Her interest in Chinese opera has spilled over into her artworks, in a series of drawings featuring an opera performer.

ISBN: 9789814642934
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 36
Year Published: 2017
Size: 251mm x 251mm
Language: English