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Letter L is all alone on a swing. Letter V asks if he can join. L says no because he is not from his neighborhood. Then, letter E shows up asking for the same thing. Then O. All the letters don’t like each other until they swing to their hearts’ delight. Then the letters get all mixed up and smile different after enjoying their time together spelling the word “L-O-V-E.”

My three-year-old really enjoyed this book. She loves to swing and enjoyed seeing the letters going from being mean to liking each other.

My six-year-old enjoyed the swinging letters as well. He really liked it when the letters swing so high they flip over.

The illustrations are minimal, but very creatively done with a great bright color scheme. I liked the way he used a school playground and differently shaped letters to discuss our differences. This would be a great book for a Pre-K or Kindergarten class.

I liked the text discussing how things are the same and different. The idea of the story was good, but there is a plot hole, with L telling V “no you can’t swing,” but the V does anyway, and then the same thing happens with E as well. It would have been nice to have a response from the letters saying something like, “I’m swinging too,” or “you’re not my boss,” or something like that.

Reviewed By:

Author Michael Hall
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Greenwillow Books
Publish Date 2020-05-12
ISBN 9780062866172
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Issue May 2020
Category Children's


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