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Title:
Little blue and little yellow : a story for Pippo and Ann and other children
Author:
Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[50th anniversary ed.].
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2009]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
A little blue spot and a little yellow spot are best friends, and when they hug each other they become green.
General Note:
"Originally published by McDowell Obolensky, Inc., New York, in 1959"--T.p. verso.

Edition statement from cover.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 133998.
ISBN:
9780375860133

9780375960130
Format :
Book

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Beloved picture book creator and four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Leo Lionni's very first story for children, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

Little Blue and Little Yellow are best friends, but one day they can't find each other. When they finally do, they give each other such a big hug that they turn green! How they find their true colors again concludes a wonderfully satisfying story told with colorful pieces of torn paper and very few words. Leo Lionni launched his children's book career in 1959 with Little Blue and Little Yellow, and this 50th-anniversary edition, complete with Lionni's own explanation of how the book came to be, is sure to resonate with children today.


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)