Scholastic Parent & Child 100 Greatest Books for Kids WINNER 2012
Caldecott Honor Book SUBMITTED 1963
New York Times Best Illustrated Book SUBMITTED 1963
“With his accustomed subtle interplay of graphic wit, clear language, and plain thinking, Lionni wisely proves that a minnow’s grasp should not exceed his oxygen supply.” —The New York Times
“A superior book, simple, but eye-catching.” —School Library Journal.
“If the picture book is a new visual art form in our time, Leo Lionni is certain to be judged a master of the genre.” —The New York Times