Swimmy

Swimmy

Book - 1991
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A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, [1991], c1963
ISBN: 9780385753586
0385753586
9780394917139
0394917138
9780394817132
0394817133
Branch Call Number: jE LIONNI
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm

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Swimmy, a unique fish, who is different from his brothers and sisters, becomes alone because of a giant tuna fish! Can he ever be happy again, and will he save his new found friends?

For teaching story elements: Main idea

This wonderful story about cooperation works incredibly well when retold with props (preferably made by children!) It is also an introduction to several types of sealife.

A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.


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JCLBeckyC Mar 30, 2017

Swimmy is a smart fish who bravely faces life's challenges. Good role model for independent thinkers. Good example of our 6 by 6 skill "Talk, Talk, Talk." Children hear more new words when you read books – about three times more than in normal conversation. When you come to words your child isn’t familiar with, don’t substitute with an easier word. Practice saying "sea anemone" with your little ones, but get ready for giggles galore.

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Sep 28, 2016

Lovely story and moral.
Pictures and textures for the illustrations make it even more stand out.
Definantly worth reading to children.

CATLIN Feb 24, 2016

Wonderful story! Love the illustrations. Great for story time. Add a collage or finger painting craft for extra fun as winter comes to a close. Or maybe some nice ocean or beach books.

BklynAndreaJ Sep 30, 2014

A beautiful, mesmerizing read-aloud for storytime. This book will settle down a roomful of kids, from preschool age to fourth graders. With older kids, point out the delicate watercolors and pair it with a painting activity.

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yellow_giraffe_507 Jun 19, 2014

yellow_giraffe_507 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6

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waywardangel Jan 04, 2016

"Recently I was asked whose picture books I could not live without. Guess my answer? You are right" - Eric Carle

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