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stand out fish, stand out book,
This review is from: Swimmy. (Hardcover)
this is a great story about a little black fish who was different from the rest of his big family, a school of red fish who lived happily in their corner of the sea. after losing his entire family, swimmy sets out to explore the wonders of the vast sea. eventually, he comes upon another school of fish, just like his family and wants to show them the amazing things he's seen. but they are scared to explore, for fear of being eaten by larger fish. swimmy is sad for them that they should miss out on the whole wide world, and so teaches everyone to work together so that the "little guy" is able to be brave and stand up to the big fish in the end. the printed/stamped and watercolour illustrations are gorgeous, as are the illustrations from all of Lionni's books.