Inch by Inch

Inch by Inch

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by Leo Lionni
     
 

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In this classic book, a winsome, winning inchworm is proud of his ability to measure anything under the sun.

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In this classic book, a winsome, winning inchworm is proud of his ability to measure anything under the sun.

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“The lovely colors, the sharp definition of cutouts against white space, the rhythm of the composition, and the simplicity of the whole make a handsome and appropriate book to give pleasure to little children and their elders.”—The Horn Book Magazine

Children's Literature - Leona Illig
This classic work, originally written by the award-winning author in 1960, has been reissued by the publisher in a large, beautiful edition. It is the timeless tale of an enterprising inchworm who finds himself under attack by a robin. Not wishing to become the bird's next entree, the inchworm protests that he serves a useful purpose since he can measure things. The robin then challenges him to measure his tail. The robin is so impressed with the inchworm's ability to measure that he takes the inchworm to show to his other feathered friends. The inchworm successfully calculates various parts of a flamingo, toucan, heron, pheasant, and hummingbird, but trouble ensues when a nightingale steps forth. "Measure my song," he says to the inchworm. The inchworm protests that it is impossible to do so, but when the nightingale insists, he devises a clever plan to outwit the bird. This story is one that never loses its charm. Children will particularly love playing "find the inchworm" in the large illustrations. A modern Aesop's fable, this edition of the Caldecott Honor Book should be in the home of every child. Reviewer: Leona Illig

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688132835
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
60,308
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 10.56(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
210L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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From the Publisher
“The lovely colors, the sharp definition of cutouts against white space, the rhythm of the composition, and the simplicity of the whole make a handsome and appropriate book to give pleasure to little children and their elders.”—The Horn Book Magazine

Meet the Author

LEO LIONNI, a renowned designer, illustrator and creator of children's books, 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 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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Inch by Inch 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Gardenseed More than 1 year ago
The lesson here is that you can outsmart bullies and escape from danger if you use your brain, don't panic, but act cleverly. Large colorful illustrations and the  clever ending add to the appeal of the book. In the hard cover edition the inchworm inches out of sight behind the dust jacket.  
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CarolinaMom More than 1 year ago
This book is a classic that is wonderful to use with PreK-1st grade students. With this book, you can integrate literature into math, science and art lessons. I use this book for introducing non-standard units of measure with kindergarteners. I have also seen this used for science (animals, spring, etc) and art. Also a great addition to a Leo Leonni author study.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Lionni is not as blatantly in-your-face didactic as Aesop, but you could draw a few morals from this tale. One of them is, Humor spices up a children's story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Inch by Inch is a Caldecott Honor Book, it is the story of a smart inchworm that gets out of harms way by doing what he does best-measure. When he first encounters a robin that is ready to goble him up, he uses his wit to measure the bird. The bird is so impressed with his skill that he takes him to his friends to do measurements. This is a story that will teach children about nature, counting and possibly measurement of music. Read this story to your kindergartener and see if the inch worm gets gobbled up or escapes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this simple book with lovely colors, we are introduced to a winning inchworm who is proud of his ability to measure things. This Caldecott Honor Book is written and illustrated by Leo Lionni. Leo grew up in Amsterdam¿s museum teaching himself to draw. He launched his career as an author and illustrator of books for children in 1959. One day the inchworm runs into a robin, and the robin is about to eat him. The worm replies, ¿ Don¿t eat me. I am an inchworm. I am useful. I measure things¿. So, the inchworm measures the robin¿s tail. Then he measures a flamingo¿s neck, a toucan¿s beak, the legs of a heron, and more. One morning the inchworm meets a nightingale. The nightingale says, ¿Measure my song.¿ The inchworm ponders as to how he can measure the song. As the nightingale begins to sing, the inchworm begins to measure inch by inch until he is out of sight. Lionni, Leo. Inch by Inch. HarperCollins, 1960. Reading level: Ages 3-8