Swimmy

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Alfred A. Knopf, Mar 12, 1963 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
203 Reviews
Illus. in color. "An exquisite picture book. A little fish, the lone survivor of a school of fish swallowed by a tuna, devises a plan to camouflage himself and his new companions."--(starred) School Library Journal.


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Love the illustrations. - Goodreads
I wasn't too ecstatic about the plot either. - Goodreads
This was a very cute book and it has a happy ending. - Goodreads
I like the colorful pictures and the designs. - Goodreads
Awesome book containing beautiful illustrations. - Goodreads
There aren't many words, but plenty of pretty pictures. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kelcey - Goodreads

I really liked this book because there are a number of aspects you can touch on as teaching tools. You can use this book to address critical thinking or the different types of ocean life. You can talk ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brianna Morris - Goodreads

This would be a great read-aloud for the beginning of the school year when teaching classroom procedures. Story would illustrate how each student has an important job to do by following the class guidelines. This book could also be incorporated into an ocean unit. Read full review

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About the author (1963)

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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