Swimmy by Leo Lionni


Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Deep in the sea there lives a 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 that, with ingenuity and team work, they can beat any bully.


Lionni's elegantly textured, simple yet sophisticated illustrations vividly create the under-the-sea world in this shimmering picture book. Mesmerising and unforgettable. Guardian, Julia Eccleshare One of my all time favourite picture book creators. Must buy for anyone who wants children to be lovers of books and art. Red Reading Hub Blog Magnetic language reflecting the duplicity of the text and illustrations, which are both simple and yet highly complex at the same time. EYE Powerful story about working together. Raw yet sophisticated illustrations. Picture Books Blogger, Sarah Yewman One of my all time favourite creators of picture books. Glorious... enchanting book. Books for Keeps

About the Author

Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage. He wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children's books. In 1984, he received the American Intitute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner. Leo died in 1999, at the age of 89, at his home in Tuscany, Italy.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

5th March 2015



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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