Pezzettinoby Leo Lionni
Pezzettino lives in a world in which everyone is big and does daring and wonderful things. But he is small, just a “little piece,” which is the meaning of pezzettino in Italian. “I must be a piece of somebody. I must belong to/i>/b>
A classic fable about the search for identity, from Caldecott Honor winning picture book creator Leo Lionni.
Pezzettino lives in a world in which everyone is big and does daring and wonderful things. But he is small, just a “little piece,” which is the meaning of pezzettino in Italian. “I must be a piece of somebody. I must belong to someone else,” he thinks. How Pezzettino learns that he belongs to no one but himself is the joyous and satisfying conclusion to this beautiful mosaic style picture book.
The February 2006 issue of Child magazine
Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
- Random House Children's Books
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.15(w) x 11.08(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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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lionni always has a good message in his stories. in this one a "piece" is trying to figure out what he is a part of. a good tale that helps us grasp the idea of belonging.
i am 18 and i went to the children's section and chose this book to read at random, i loved the way it was so enlightening and joyous. i loved it so much that whenever i went to barnes and noble with one of my friends, i insisted on reading the whole book to each friend. i am definetly buying this book and saving it for my future children so i can read it to them.