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Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Swimmy (original 1963; edition 1999)

by Leo Lionni (Author)

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A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.
Authors:Leo Lionni (Author)
Info:Turtleback Books (1999), Edition: Bound for Schools & Libraries ed., 32 pages
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Swimmy by Leo Lionni (1963)


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  PBEBOOKS | Jan 31, 2023 |
A children's classic with a lesson about the power of collective organizing.
  RatzonLib | Nov 13, 2022 |
This was a story that nearly crossed the bounds of manageable danger for me as a child reader. I remember being both terrified and relieved for all the tiny fish in the sea, and proud of Swimmy’s solution. ( )
  cariannabell | Jul 20, 2021 |
Being different is hard, especially when you're not wanted. In the beginning Swimmy sets out on an adventure to find a place to fit in. As he continues on his journey, his school of fish learn that it is good to have friends that are different than you. ( )
  vetschlarson | Feb 8, 2021 |
I thought this was a great book to read to children because of how engaging this book can be. Seeing and learning how the fishes became one huge fish in order to disguise themselves from the danger.
  dgrageda | Nov 19, 2020 |
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For my friend, Alfredo Segre who gave Swimmy his name.
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A happy little school of fish lived in a corner of the sea somewhere.
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A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.

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Swimmy is a little black fish who is the fastest swimmer in the sea. Swimmy and his friends love to swim together, until one day his friends are eaten by bigger fish. Swimmy got away just in time, because he's so fast. Although Swimmy appreciates his ability, he misses his friends. Swimmy then decides to show his small fish friends how to use teamwork to overcome the big fish. Extensions: teamwork, helping others in need
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