LEO LIONNI wrote and illustrated more than forty picture books in his lifetime, including four Caldecott Honor Books--Inch by Inch, Swimmy, Frederick, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.
"With his accustomed subtle interplay of graphic wit, clear language, and plain thinking, Lionni wisely proves that a minnow's grasp should not exceed his oxygen supply." --The New York Times
"A superior book, simple, but eye-catching." --School Library Journal. "If the picture book is a new visual art form in our time, Leo Lionni is certain to be judged a master of the genre." --The New York Times