Author/Illustrator: Leo Lionni
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: 1963
Awards: ALA Notable Children’s Book, New York Times Illustrated Book of the Year (1963), Caldecott Honor
Genre: Picture Book
Audience: Gr. Pre-K+

Overview: Swimmy is a little black fish who is able to escape death to adventure through the ocean, meeting many new creatures. He is able to gather all the other little fish to conquer the larger fish at the end.

Activity: Students can recreate the style of illustrations Leo Lionni uses to make their own adventure in the ocean.

Reviewer’s Name: Natalie Eder