Author(s): Steve Light
In 'Swap!', a pint-sized pirate sets out to help a sea captain repair his decrepit vessel. One button for three teacups. SWAP! Two teacups for four coils of rope. SWAP! And so it goes, until the little swashbuckler - through simple sums - secures sails, anchors, a ship's wheel, and more. But can he really barter his way to a nifty new ship for the captain in need?
Steve Light is the author-illustrator of many books for children, including The Christmas Giant, Zephyr Takes Flight, Have You Seen My Dragon? and Have You Seen My Monster?. About Swap!, he says: "I love the idea of trading something small, like a button, to acquiring great fortune. Maybe it's because I grew up rummaging for treasure in flea markets." Steve lives in New York City with his wife and cat. Find him online at www.stevelightart.com and on Twitter as @SteveLight.