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Alfred A. Knopf, Mar 12, 1963 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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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User Review  - northshorebabysigns1 - Overstock.com

Though not my most favorite children's book, the illustrations are gorgeous - more art than illustration, really. While the book wasn't useful for my original purpose (circle time reading with very ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karin - Goodreads

I thought this was a charming tale ala' David and Goliath of a little fish in a big fish world. True to other Leo Lionni picture books I've read, it takes one little creature, be it fish or mouse, who ... Read full review

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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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