Book review by Esther Ehrlich, Common Sense Media
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Simple, life-affirming book about relationships.

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Little Fish Teaches Big Lesson

Swimmy shows the other fish how each can have a better life when they all work together. The lesson is taught simply and without preaching. Adults and children alike will love the watercolor illustrations in this Caldecott Honor book.

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Book Details

  • Author: Leo Lionni
  • Illustrator: Leo Lionni
  • Genre: Picture Book
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publication date: April 12, 1973
  • Number of pages: 28
  • Last updated: September 1, 2015

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