Inch by Inch

Author/Illustrator: Leo Lionni
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: 1995
Awards: Caldecott
Genre: Fiction Picture Book
Audience: ages 4-10

Overview: Leo Lionni uses bold collage illustrations to describe how an inch worm outsmarts his would be predators, the birds, to escape. The worm measures an intangible object, the birds' song, and cleverly inches away. In this thought-provoking tale, Lionni shows children that you don’t have to physically beat an opponent to beat them mentally.

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Reviewer’s Name: Erin Beskid