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Swing (Hardcover)

Swing Cover Image
By Michael Hall, Michael Hall (Illustrator)
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Description


Recess. A swing set. An argument. A resolution! Michael Hall’s transformative Swing is a celebration of friendship, joy, and kindness. Readers of all ages will look forward to seeing how four unlikely friends navigate their differences. A surprising and standout picture book from the acclaimed and bestselling creator of Red: A Crayon’s Story and Perfect Square.

It’s recess! Four letters (O, V, E, and L) race to the playground to claim the swings. In several pages of recess banter and bullying, one letter is told it’s too round, one is from the wrong end of the alphabet, and one is a vowel and therefore not welcome.

What does it take to save the day? Kindness . . . and a heavenly and joyful swing. And what do the letters—friends now because of their shared experience—spell when they finally come back to Earth? LOVE.

A story about sharing, acceptance, and kindness, this transcendent and colorful picture book will keep readers guessing while also introducing the letters of the alphabet. Swing is for anyone who loves to hop on a swing and fly to the sky.

About the Author


Michael Hall grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where autumn was memorable for football, floats, caramel apples, and spectacular colors. He is the creator of several acclaimed picture books for children, including  Frankencrayon, Red: A Crayon’s Story, My Heart Is Like a Zoo, Perfect Square, and It’s an Orange Aardvark! Michael Hall now lives with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota—another city that shimmers in the fall.



Michael Hall grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where autumn was memorable for football, floats, caramel apples, and spectacular colors. He is the creator of several acclaimed picture books for children, including  Frankencrayon, Red: A Crayon’s Story, My Heart Is Like a Zoo, Perfect Square, and It’s an Orange Aardvark! Michael Hall now lives with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota—another city that shimmers in the fall.

Praise For…


“Effective and charming . . . Another positive title for the anti-bullying shelf.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“A simple and intuitive story of acceptance and love. . . . [A] crowd-pleaser for schools, families, and libraries alike.”
— Booklist

“The text’s repetition and simple vocabulary are . . . helpful in highlighting . . . abstract concepts such as kindness and acceptance of others. . . . An impressive range of expression and emotion.”
— Horn Book Magazine


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062866172
ISBN-10: 0062866176
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: May 19th, 2020
Pages: 40
Language: English

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