Charlie and the Tire Swing: How it Began
Charlie and the Tire Swing: How it Began

Charlie and the Tire Swing is a beautiful intergenerational story told from the perspective of Charlie and his Grandpa Jack. Over a cup of hot chocolate, Charlie's grandfather tells the story of how he planted an acorn with his own grandfather, Charlie's Great-Great Grandpa George, and how he tenderly cared for it and watched it grow, from one season to the next. He shares that over the years, as the acorn grew into a mighty oak tree, how each generation enjoyed the shade of the tree, climbing it, reading under it, and gathering together as a family around it. It's a story of growing strong family ties, of sharing stories from generation to generation, and of appreciating nature, and the simple things in life, like swinging on a tire swing.

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Book Details


  • Picture book

Age Level: 

  • 3 - 5
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Charlie and the Tire Swing by Diann Floyd Boehm is a touching story of an oak tree and Charlie's grandfather, the planter of the tree. As Charlie listens to his grandfather recount how the tree grew from a tiny acorn, he discovers the deep bond shared between them. Join Charlie on a journey of heartwarming stories that reveal the special connection between his grandfather and the oak tree. Through each page of the book, readers are reminded of the enduring power of family, love, and nature.
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