Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he moved to the United States in 1939. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.
Wonderfully dramatic story. Unmissable.
Red Reading Hub blog
With his accustomed subtle interplay of graphic wit, clear language and plain thinking, Lionni wisely proves that a minnow’s grasp should not exceed his oxygen supply – that there’s lots to be said for the life of even a small fish in a small pond.
New York Times
Picture books I could not live without.
A superior book, simple, but eye-catching.
School Library Journal