Cover image for Fish is fish
Title:
Fish is fish
Author:
Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [1970]

©1970
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) color illustrations; 28 cm
Summary:
When his friend, the tadpole, becomes a frog and leaves the pond to explore the world, the little fish decides that maybe he doesn't have to remain in the pond either.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
690 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.7 0.5 18611.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.3 1 Quiz: 03966 Guided reading level: L.
ISBN:
9780394904405

9780394804408
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A tadpole and a minnow are underwater friends, but the tadpole grows legs and explores the world beyond the pond and then returns to tell his fish friend about the new creatures he sees. The fish imagines these creatures as bird-fish and people-fish and cow-fish and is eager to join them.


Author Notes

Leo Lionni was born in Amsterdam on May 5, 1910. He attended the University of Zurich and also earned a doctorate in Economics from the University of Genoa in 1935. He taught himself to draw by visiting museums.

After marrying Nora Maffi in 1931, Lionni moved to Milan, Italy, where he became known as a painter. In 1939 he moved to Philadelphia and began working in advertising design. Lionni held several positions in the artistic field including artistic director and design director. He also served as president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Around 1960 Lionni moved back to Italy. His first of over forty children's books was Little Blue and Little Yellow. Other titles include Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse, all of which won a Caldecott Honor. In addition, he received the American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal in 1984.

Lionni died on October 11, 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy at the age of 89.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Leo Lionni's Fish Is Fish (1970) brings back the tale of a friendship between a tadpole and minnow, and the changes wrought when the now-fully-fledged frog tries to describe the wonders above ground to his finned friend. Lionni's palette, as iridescent as the scales of a minnow gleaming in the sun, is as captivating as ever. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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