Swimmy Author:Leo Lionni After a big tuna fish gulps up a school of Swimmy's friends, the small black fish journeys through the ocean and comes face-to-face with many marvelous creatures. When he meets up with a school of frightened fish, Swimmy uses his creativity to show them how to swim together as a group and outsmart the other big fish in the sea. An exquisite pict... more »ure book. A little fish, the lone survivor of a school of fish swallowed by a tuna, devises a plan to camouflage himself and his new companions.« less
A picture book, in which a small fish organizes the other fish in his school to swim in formation so that they look like an enormous fish and frighten away the big fish that would otherwise eat them. Lionni's illustrations of the wonders found in the ocean, made, I think, with different items used as stamps on a colored background, are incredibly beautiful. This book was, deservedly, a Caldecott Medal Honor Book.