Steve Light joins us to debut the trailer for Swap!, his newest picture book!
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?
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.
Steve Light, author/illustrator of Swap!, stops by the podcast to talk about the greatest joy, using items in unconventional ways, and feeding clues to the reader by way of a monkey.
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!
This is a story about community and clever problem-solving. It’s a story about friendship. It’s a story about adventure off the seas so that your journey on them may begin. Enjoy the swap. Enjoy the sails. Enjoy this story.
The story doesn’t have to end after you reach the final page. Here are seven Swap! activities that will take you beyond the book and support learning and exploring the book’s big ideas in the process!
Some artists work in small spaces. Some artists work in large spaces. Author/illustrator, Steve Light’s New York studio is just right for an artist who collects fountain pens and very small toys.