Charlie and the Tire Swing

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A sweet and touching children’s picture-book, illustrated with charming and whimsical images, that tells the story of our main protagonist, Charlie, and his special relationship with his Grandpa Jack.

Sharing a cup of cocoa, Grandpa Jack reminisces in answer to Charlie’s observation and question about the giant oak tree looming large and just out their window. As Charlie learns about life – the growth of an acorn planted lovingly years ago by a young and eager Jack, nurtured over the years to achieve its present form – Charlie is exposed to the passing of generations, the rootedness of family and time, and the responsibility we all share to nourish and care for the world we inhabit.

He also gains an unexpected treat – a tire-swing installed on his now favorite tree, a gift to further encourage delight in his relationship with nature for years to come.

A lovely book, perfect for sharing with any prospective (or current) nature-loving child, and one guaranteed to make each and every reader look again at the wonder that is, and was, and will be, for generations – the timeless majesty of a growing tree.

A great big thank you to the author and the publisher for an ARC of this book. All thoughts presented are my own.


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