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Inch by Inch

by Leo Lionni

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Inch by Inch is a book about an inchworm. The inchworm is almost eaten one day but it spared because he proves himself useful when measuring for birds. He first encounters a robin who was about to eat him when he offered his services to the bird. He then measures a flamingo, a toucan, a heron, a pheasant, a hummingbird, and eventually meets a nightingale. This bird does not want to be measured but instead wants his song measured threatening the inchworm about eating him if he does not comply. The inchworm then agrees and ends up escaping ever so slyly. This book is funny, cute, and the illustrations are cool. The illustrator takes a more cartooned approach rather than realism, I think that is to add some comic relief to the somewhat alarming book. I think that as a child reader, you would not think about this angle but as an adult this is evident. ( )
  mlanford3 | Jan 27, 2016 |
I liked how Leo Lionni incorporated aspects of measurement into a children’s book. The worm convinces the bird not to eat him by measuring things for him. Very cute concept. Like illustrations as well. ( )
  tturkmen | Nov 29, 2015 |
An inch worm convinces a bird not to eat him by offering to measure things for the birds. I thought this was going to be a numbers concept book but it really isn't. It's an interesting story that ends on somewhat dark but very clever note. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
An inch worm convinces a bird not to eat him by offering to measure things for the birds. I thought this was going to be a numbers concept book but it really isn't. It's an interesting story that ends on somewhat dark but very clever note. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
An inch worm convinces a bird not to eat him by offering to measure things for the birds. I thought this was going to be a numbers concept book but it really isn't. It's an interesting story that ends on somewhat dark but very clever note. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0688132839, Paperback)

In this classic book, a winsome, winning inchworm is proud of his ability to measure anything under the sun.

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To keep from being eaten, an inchworm measures a robin's tail, a flamingo's neck, a toucan's beak, a heron's legs, and a nightingale's song.

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