Children's Lists for Kids: Leo Lionni

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Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
Everyone loves Willy the wind-up mouse, while Alexander the real mouse is chased away with brooms and mousetraps. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be loved and cuddled, thinks Alexander, and he wishes he could be a wind-up mouse too.

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The Alphabet Tree
When a fierce wind threatens to blow all the little letters out of the alphabet tree, they must band together in words--and then sentences--to create a message that's even stronger than the wind: peace on earth. With their newfound knowledge, there's nothing the letters can't do in this gentle parable about the power of the written word.

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The Biggest House in the World
A snail's father advises him to keep his house small and tells him what happened to a snail that grew a large and spectacular shell.

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A Color of His Own
A little chameleon is distressed that he doesn't have his own color like other animals.

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Cornelius
Cornelius, a crocodile who walks upright, sees things no crocodile has ever seen before.

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An Extraordinary Egg
Jessica the frog befriends the animal that hatches from an egg she brought home, thinking it is a chicken.

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Fish Is Fish
When his friend, the tadpole, becomes a frog and leaves the pond to explore the world, the little fish decides that maybe he doesn't have to remain in the pond either.

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Frederick
Frederick the field mouse stores up something special for the long cold winter.

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Frederick's Fables
Reprint of works originally published 1960-1994 with a new introduction and three added stories.

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Geraldine, the Music Mouse
A mouse girl gnaws cheese into a hand-some, giant flute-playing mouse who comes alive and introduces Geraldine and her friends to beautiful music.

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The Greentail Mouse
The mice become so involved in their Mardi Gras masquerade they forget it is all in fun.

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Inch by Inch
To keep from being eaten, an inch-worm measures a robin's tail, a flamingo's neck, a toucan's beak, a heron's legs, and a nightingale's song.

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Let's Make Rabbits
Two rabbits made with a pencil and scissors become real after eating a real carrot.

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Little Blue and Little Yellow
A little blue spot and a little yellow spot are best friends, and when they hug each other they become green.

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Theodore and the Talking Mushroom
The blue mushroom says only one strange word but Theodore the mouse convinces his friends that it means nice things about him.

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Matthew's Dream
A visit to an art museum inspires a young mouse to become a painter.

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Nicolas, Where Have You Been?
Mishap turns to adventure as a young mouse learns that all birds aren't the enemies he thought they were.

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On My Beach There Are Many Pebbles
Pictures and describes the many different shapes and markings of pebbles - "fishpebbles," "peoplepebbles," "letterpebbles" - found on the beach.

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Pezzettino
Little Pezzettino is so small he is convinced he must be a piece of somebody else. A wise man helps him dis-cover the truth.

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Six Crows
An owl helps a farmer and some crows reach a compromise over the rights to the wheat crop.

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Swimmy
A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural ene-mies

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Tico and the Golden Wings
After a wishingbird grants his wish for golden wings, Tico feels lonely because his friends leave him.

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Tillie and the Wall
Unlike the other mice, who are incurious about the wall that has always been part of their world, Tillie is determined to find out what lies on the other side of the wall.