Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Swimmy

A written review by Adrienne

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

There is strength in friendship.

Swimmy looks different from the fish he plays with. This is not an issue as they all enjoy each other’s company. One day while playing a big fish comes along and starts eating the little fish. Only Swimmy is able to escape this fate. As he swims along he starts exploring his environment. He learns about different kinds of fish noting their range of size and color.

In his exploration Swimmy discovers a new school of fish. He is ready to play but the other fish are too scared because of the bigger fish they will prey on them. Swimmy uses his new-found knowledge and gets the small fish to band together so the big fish will leave them alone. This is a wonderful story about friendship, loss and learning to work as a team. Recommended for Pre-school and up.

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