|Publisher:||Lectorum Publications, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Spanish-language Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.56(w) x 10.78(h) x 0.14(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 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
I remember reading Frederick when I was young. For whatever reason I have always remembered the book and what it was about. While all the other mice are gathering food for the winter Frederick can often be found daydreaming in the sunshine. The other mice think he is just lazy, but in the middle of the cold and dreary winter, Frederick shares his daydreaming with thw ohter mice, bringing color and warmth to the winter. It just goes to show you everyone has their own strenghts and differences. But, still we can all help each other. Thats what I want to share with my grandchildren.
I received Frederick from a friend and I had it in a pile of books to read to my son when he got older (5 or 6). However, I got it out early and after reading it the first time, it is now one of our favorites to read before bed and we read it almost every night. It is so soothing with a beautiful message. One night when I was very tired I asked my son to read it to me. He had memorized the story and read it to me paraphased saying all the right things on the right page. It was one of his sweetest moments. Read this book to your child. It is wonderful!