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Swap! Pirate Ship Snacks

In Crafts by Katey Howes1 Comment

One of the super things about SWAP! (that I’m pretty sure author/illustrator Steve Light never suspected as he wrote it) is that it is packed with snacking potential. After all, what does any average group of kids do when they sit down in the cafeteria and open their lunch boxes?
They SWAP!

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Art from its Start

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Author/illustrator Steve Light shares the design process that went into each of the elements of SWAP!, from blocking the blue paint for the water to selecting the right contrasting colors for each of the swapped items to finding the perfect fountain pen nib to create his drawings.

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ALL THE WONDERS of Swap!

In All The Wonders Of by Matthew Winner6 Comments

This week we’re celebrating SWAP!, a picture book from author/illustrator Steve Light about a broken down ship, a pirate captain overcome with sadness, and how a peg-legged boy saves the day through some inventive swapping!

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Best of 2016: Picture Books

In Books by Matthew Winner2 Comments

Excellence abounded in picture books this year, taking the form of piano-playing bears, Debbie-loving foxes, and the secret language of insects. Enjoy our list of the best picture books of 2016, as selected by the team at All The Wonders.

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The Art of Friendship

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We invited some of Kelly Light’s friends (and their beloved book characters) to don Louise’s iconic red glasses and say a few words about what the art of friendship means to them to celebrate the release of LOUISE AND ANDIE: THE ART OF FRIENDSHIP.