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Tico and the Golden Wings

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Elegant fable of generosity & independent spirit.

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TICO AND THE GOLDEN WINGS, like the many other remarkable fables by Leo Lionni, is a book to enjoy and savor both for its artwork and its story. First issued in 1964, this new version has an even more elegant look than the original. Against a glossy white background, Tico's wings are printed in gold metallic. Together with the shiny black print and graceful green, veined leaves, the cover alone promises a journey into a book full of beautifully simple yet intricate illustrations. The fable itself is simple yet intricate, and offers a valuable lesson: "We are all different. Each for his own memories, and his own invisible golden dreams."

Book Details

  • Author: Leo Lionni
  • Illustrator: Leo Lionni
  • Genre: Picture Book
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • Publication date: August 11, 2007
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Last updated: September 3, 2015

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