Straits Times Press Books :: Children's :: The SWING OF THINGS



“There once was a time when the family swing
was not this
unloved thing…”

And so begins 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 when the girls have children of their own, the swing enjoys a new period of happy swinging once more.

This book, suitable for pre-schoolers and lower primary school children, introduces the idea of change and growing up, as well as the different emotions that one can feel - from joy to sadness - at different times in one’s life.

It also teaches the life lesson that one should not give up hope during bleak times because things can change
for the better.

The book comes with three activity pages, including one involving identifying landmarks of the world.

About the author:
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.

About the illustrator:
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.
Author Andy Chen
ISBN 978-981-4642-93-4
Size 250mm x 250mm
Extent 36 pages, limp cover
Hardcover / Softcover Softcover
Illustrated or Black & White Illustrated or Black & White
Language English
Our price: US$15.00

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