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There are some artists and authors that simply require a page of their own, and Leo Lionni is such an author. His contribution to Children's Literature will go on for generations. Here is just a sampling of his books... each with only a brief comment... each a jewel.
Leo Lionni (1910-1999)

Ages 4-8

[Teaching With Favorite Leo Lionni Books]
[Five Lionni Classics on VHS]
[Teacher Resource File]
Tico and the Golden Wings TICO AND THE GOLDEN WINGS

All Tico the wingless bird wants is a pair of golden wings to carry him up over the mountaintops. But when Tico's wish is granted, none of his friends will talk to him. What's so wrong with being different? Tico wonders all alone. One day Tico helps a crying man by giving him one of his golden feathers. A black feather appears in its place. Each day he gives a feather away to someone in need until his golden wings are as black as India ink. When Tico returns to his friends, they are all relieved to see him. "Now you are just like us," they say. But Tico knows there is more to him than the color of his wings.
--Knopf Books for Young Readers 2007
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On My Beach There are Many Pebbles ON MY BEACH THERE ARE MANY PEBBLES

Are those ordinary pebbles you see, lying on an ordinary beach? Or are they hearts and gift-wrapped packages, numbers, letters, and the faces of friends? Take a look. And another.

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the alphabet tree THE ALPHABET TREE

The letters on an alphabet tree, torn and tossed by the wind, find strength in banding together to form words. Then a clever caterpillar teaches the letters to become even stronger by forming sentences with a message of peace in a gentle parable about the power of the written word.

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It's Mine IT'S MINE

Sibling selfishness

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Matthew's Dream MATTHEW'S DREAM

Matthew visits art museum and is inspired to become an artist.

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A COLOR OF HIS OWN

In search of his own color, he finds he is special

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FREDERICK

Aspiring for more.

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LITTLE BLUE AND LITTLE YELLOW

Friends of Different Colors and blending of colors.

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ALEXANDER AND THE WIND-UP MOUSE

A lesson in life.....when you want to be something other than you really are.

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A FLEA STORY

"I Want to Stay Here! I Want to Go There!"

Simple - Individuality - Excellent

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FREDERICK'S FABLES

A Collection of Lionni's 16 stories....friendship, human spirit, imagination, individuality.

Published in honor of "Frederick's 30th Anniversary. A treasure!

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