Swimmy

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Alfred A. Knopf, Mar 12, 1963 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
69 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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Loved the illustrations. - LibraryThing
The pictures are amazing, and very colorful. - LibraryThing
Kids love the pictures! - LibraryThing
Great book for young children- great illustrations - LibraryThing
Uses great pictures with detail. - LibraryThing
The illustrations are pretty and ethereal. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - John Gilley - Goodreads

This book is about a fish named "Swimmy" and Swimmy is a black fish and all the other fish his size are red. One day Swimmy's friends get eaten by a larger tuna fish and Swimmy is left all alone ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristine Pratt - Goodreads

The art is what stands out the most in this book. Using beautiful technique, the wonder of exploring the sea is captured in a way that evokes the emotions rather than give you a detailed exact drawing ... 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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