Lionni’s easily identifiable, signature style, created in a time before the digital age began, sees his raw yet sophisticated illustrations, filled with splodges of colour and an abundance of texture.
The almost childlike nature of his illustrations, make his work even more accessible to an emerging and younger reader.
I defy anyone not to have fun creating images like these.
So off he swims alone, on an intrepid, fearful adventure. He meets strange fish, a jellyfish and an eel, until he stumbles across more little red fish.
But they are too afraid to leave the shadows for fear of being eaten by the big fish. Determined little Swimmy comes up with a cunning plan and together they head off to enjoy the sea and all it offers.
This is a great resource for any home or classroom.