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Swimmy

Swimmy

by Leo Lionni Illustrated by Leo Lionni

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 teamwork — they can overcome any danger.

With its graceful text and stunning artwork, this Caldecott Honor Book deserves a place on every child’s shelf.

ALA Notable Book
Caldecott Honor Book

Ages
3, 6, 4, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
3.5
Lexile Measure
640L
DRA
24
Guided Reading
M
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages
32

About the Author and Illustrator

Leo Lionni Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children's books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Leo Lionni died in October of 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 89.
Leo Lionni Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children's books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Leo Lionni died in October of 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 89.

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