Four of Caldecott-winner Leo Lionni’s most beloved tales, together in one book with an introduction from Eric Carle!
Here in one sumptuous collection are four timeless picture book classics by Leo Lionni: Frederick, Swimmy, Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse, and Fish Is Fish. In this volume, meet Frederick, the poet field mouse whose happy memories help his family endure through the darkest days of winter; Swimmy, the imaginative minnow who uses his small size in a big way; Alexander, the mouse who learns the magic of friendship; and a fish who discovers that life in a small pond isn’t so bad after all.
Lionni’s complete texts and illustrations are included along with an introduction from Eric Carle and a CD reading in this elegant, inviting gift edition.
“From time to time, from the endless flow of our mental imagery, there emerges unexpectedly something that, vague though it may be, seems to carry the promise of a form, a meaning, and, more important, an irresistible poetic charge.”—Leo LionniLeo… More about Leo Lionni
Book & CD | $24.95
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Oct 22, 2002| 3-7 years| ISBN 9780375822995
“Frederick—the title character of this warm-hearted, graphically adventurous picture-book treasury—is a mouse. But he’s a dreamer as well and could be any thoughtful child you may happen to know.” —Parenting Magazine
“[Lionni] transforms each page into a drama of singular beauty, with the audience holding its breath as scene after scene unfolds across the stage. . . . the audience responds in joyous applause. And so will you.” —Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
“A childhood is simply not complete without the fables of Leo Lionni. . . . Here are four of his best.”—San Diego Union-Tribune