Swimmy – Leo Lionni

Swimmy is a tiny black fish in a school living in a reef.  One day his school is devoured by a large fish and Swimmy, the fastest of the fish, is the only one to survive.  He swims about the ocean and reef looking for companionship.  He wonders at all of the delightful creatures in the ocean.  Happily, he finds a new school of red fish.  They are cowering in a dark corner, afraid to swim out where they could be eaten by larger fish.  Swimmy convinces them to learn to swim together in the shape of a large fish.

Rating ✓ #1 (Highly Recommended) #2 #3 #4 (Not acceptable)

Interest Level: 1-3 Reading Level: 2

Curriculum Area: Language Arts

Themes/Topics: courage, cooperation, creativity, solving problems

This book would be suitable for ✓ Lit Circles ✓ Kit Materials

✓ Read-Aloud (Gr.) 1-3

Swimmy lesson plans


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