Grandpa versus Swing

Sprightly, springy Grandpa has been soaring on the swing. Now he is stuck, far from his dinner, and no amount of effort will budge him.

Grandpa versus Swing is a rhythmic and fast paced picture book for young schoolchildren and preschoolers, perfect for reading aloud. It celebrates laughter, teamwork, and the special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.

The manuscript for Grandpa versus Swing won the Storylines Joy Cowley Award for 2020. It is illustrated by Lael Chisholm, and was published by Scholastic New Zealand in August, 2021.

For further background on Grandpa versus Swing, check out this Q&A at the NZ Booklovers website.

Click here to view Suzy Cato’s lovely reading of Grandpa versus Swing on her YouTube channel.