A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
The bird wins his feathers and friends by helping others.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the golden wings sparkling on the cover of this updated Lionni classic hint at the beauty of the fable told within. The gentle, positive lesson holds nothing negative and will resonate with kids and adults alike.
Is It Any Good?
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."
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