Fish Is Fishby Leo Lionni
Illus. in full color. A modern fable of a minnow who wants to follow his tadpole friendwho becomes a frogonto land.
"A superior book, simple, but eye-catching." —School Library Journal.
“If the picture book is a new visual art form in our time, Leo Lionni is certain to be judged a master of the genre.” —The New York Times
Meet the Author
Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators’ Lifetime Achievement Award. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring moral themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage, and include four Caldecott Honor Books: Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Hailed as “a master of the simple fable” by the Chicago Tribune, he died in 1999 at the age of 89.
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Be satisfied with your sourroundings, where you live, what you do... a good read for mom and dad too. Very colorful and eye catching for the kids. Neat to think of how you might picture things if you didn't have any idea what they looked like- that's what the fish does. And he winds up happy just being where he is and not wishing for anything more. Love this book and highly recommend.
This is an absolutely wonderful book! The illustrations are beautiful! Every child should have this read to them!
I like how the book told the story through the minnow's eyes. It gave information on how a minnow becomes a full grown fish and a tadpole becomes a frog. The fish tries to be like the frog, because he wants to leave his enviroment and see the world. He finds out that sometimes the grass is not greener on the other side. When the frog helps him get back into the pond, he realizes this fact. The Fish's enviroment provides everything he needs and Fish is Fish.