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Aug 12, 1973
| ISBN 9780394827407
| 3-7 years
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Aug 12, 1973 | ISBN 9780394827407 | 3-7 years
The beloved fable about loving your home from four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Leo Lionni.A young snail dreams of having the biggest house—or shell—in the world. Then one day, his wise father tells him the story of another snail with the same dream. He grew and grew, adding bright colors and beautiful designs, until he found that his house came at a terrible cost. The young snail decides that a small, easy-to-carry shell might be best for a life of adventure and exploration.
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… More about Leo Lionni
“This honor-winning book elicits special praise from the art critic.” —The Horn Book Magazine“The translucent color of the pictures and the simplicity of the text make a perfect combination.” —Book World.
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