Cornelius: A Fable

Cornelius: A Fable

by Leo Lionni


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679860402
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/28/1994
Series: Dragonfly Books Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 475,661
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: 480L (what's this?)
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.

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Cornelius: A Fable 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
tshrum06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute example of fantasy. All of the crocodiles have crocodile qualities, except Cornelius who walks upright and is more human. Being able to relate to Cornelius, while still having the believability of the regular crocodiles makes this a pretty good example of realistic fiction. Age Appropriateness: PrimaryMedia: Collage
megancoleman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cornelius is a crocodile that hatched on the riverbeach and immediately walked upright. His friends didn't seem to care that he could stand on his head and hang upside down from his tail like his friend the monkey. The other crocodiles weren't impressed so Cornelius left them to be different, but then saw them trying to be like him- which made him happy.
kmsmith13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think this is a great book that teaches students to be unique/different. Cornelius is different because he can walk upright, but his friends don't think its special at all. One day a monkey teaches him how to stand on his head and his crocodile friends still don't think that is unique. But, when they think Cornelius isn't watching, they too are trying to stand on their heads. This would be a great book to teach students that it's okay to be different and everyone should accept everyone and always try new things.