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Deep in the sea there lives a happy school of little fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how—with ingenuity and team work—they can overcome any danger. With its graceful text and stunning artwork, this Caldecott Honor Book deserves a place on every child’s shelf.
|Publisher:||Beltz GmbH, Julius|
|Edition description:||German-language Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(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
Leo Lionni's wonderful book about a smart little fish named "Swimmy" is a classic. Swimmy manages to save his new friends from the big fish of the sea by thinking creatively. It teaches kids about the power of imagination and the strength of community.The illustrations from Lionni are phenomenal. Watercolors swirl together to form the ocean, doilies get transformed into seaweed, and little circles are made into coral. And Swimmy himself is iconic. He's just a plain, little, solid black fish who stands out in the almost transparent sea of tiny red fish. It's a great book to play "find that fish" with!The story is wonderful, too. Lionni's vocabulary is diverse and challenging; words like "marvel," "fierce," "sugar-candy," and "swaying" are a delight to see in a young child's book.For these reasons, and many more, Lionni remains a favorite of children everywhere.