When a fierce wind threatens to blow all the little letters out of the alphabet tree, they must band together in words—and then sentences—to create a message that's even stronger than the wind: peace on earth. With their newfound knowledge, there's nothing the letters can't do in this gentle parable about the power of the written word.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.96(w) x 8.87(h) x 0.15(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Leo Lionni is a master of word choice. Children of all ages will love this story!
Ever since I was in Second Grade this has been my favorite children's book. It just always appealed to me. I love the simplicity of the story and the little letters. I can't say more than I will always love it.
This book is excellent for teaching children that letters make words and words make sentences. It also has a message about peace and goodwill.