The Swing

(2012)
The Swing

"How do you like to go up in a swing, up in the air so blue?

Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing ever a child can do!"

This is the first phrase from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic poem, The Swing.  I'll admit, this was my favorite poem in my childhood, and I read it over and over again, and it was from the first collection of poetry that I chose to read for enjoyment.  This board book version introduces the poem to the very youngest reader, and will most likely be nostalgic for their parents. If you like The Swing then read A Child's Garden of Verses, the original collection.  Another of my personal favorites is My Shadow. Stevenson may be best known for Treasure Island, but his poetry is my favorite of his writings.  

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