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Swimmy

Swimmy

by Leo Lionni

A little black fish in a school of red fish discovers a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.

Praise for Swimmy

"Exquisite...truly reflects the ethereal quality of underwater life." — School Library Journal starred review

ALA Notable Book
Caldecott Honor Book

Ages
3, 6, 4, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
3.5
Lexile Measure
640L
DRA
24
Guided Reading
M
Publisher
Dragonfly Books
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Animal Stories

About the Author

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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