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A Color Of His Own - Board Book
Lionni, Leo
Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon. When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.
Colorful illustrations and spare prose make this story of friendship perfect for a board book edition to introduce simple color concepts to toddlers.
Item No. 9780375810916
$6.99
A Color of His Own - Hardcover
Lionni, Leo
Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon. When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.
Item No. 9780375836978
$12.95
A Color Of His Own - Softcover
Leo Lionni
Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon. When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.
Item No. 9780679887850
$7.99
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse - Hardcover
Leo Lionni
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. In this gentle fable about a real mouse and a mechanical mouse, Leo Lionni explores the magic of friendship.

Originally published in 1969, the Caldecott Honor-winning Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse is sure to enchant a whole new generation of readers.
Item No. 9780394809144
$17.99
Alexander And The Wind-Up Mouse - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
Illus. in full color. "Eye-catching, boldly colored collages illustrate this
classic 'grass is always greener' story in which a live mouse is envious of his
mechanical counterpart."-- "Booklist.
"
Item No. 9780394829111
$6.99
An Extraordinary Egg - Early Reader Edition
Lionni, Leo
Leo Lionni s popular story about an alligator who gets confused with a chicken is now available as a Step 3 Step into Reading book perfect for children who are ready to read on their own!"
Item No. 9780385755474
$3.99
An Extraordinary Egg - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
Illus. in full color. While taking a walk, three frogs discover what they
believe to be a chicken egg and eagerly wait for it to hatch. When a scaly,
four-legged creature with a long snoutful of teeth emerges a few days later,
the frogs are still convinced it's a chicken and are thrilled to have a new
friend. Soon the frogs and "chicken" are inseparable, at least until the day
"chicken" finds and returns to her mother...an enormous "hen" who looks
suspiciously like an alligator! "An "eggs/rmtraordinary treat from a master
storyteller."--School Library Journal." "Just the thing to lighten up a
picture-book hour."-- "Kirkus."
Item No. 9780679893851
$6.99
Cornelius - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
Illus. in full color. Unlike other crocodiles, Cornelius walks upright, sees
things, and does tricks no other crocodile can. His friends aren't
impressed--or are they? "Endearingly captures the spirit of the seeker, the
thinker, and those who are born to be different. Lionni's collages are
wonderfully rich and colorful, perfectly setting the stage for a tale children
will enjoy."--(starred) "School Library Journal.
"
Item No. 9780679860402
$6.99
Fish is Fish - Hardcover
Lionni, Leo
Illus. in full color. A modern fable of a minnow who wants to follow his
tadpole friend--who becomes a frog--onto land. "A superior book, simple, but
eye-catching."-- "School Library Journal.
"
Item No. 9780394804408
$16.99
Fish is Fish - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
Illus. in full color. A modern fable of a minnow who wants to follow his
tadpole friend--who becomes a frog--onto land. "A superior book, simple, but
eye-catching."-- "School Library Journal.
"
Item No. 9780394827995
$7.99
Frederick - Hardcover
Lionni, Leo
Illus. in full color. "While other mice are gathering food for the winter,
Frederick seems to daydream the summer away. When dreary winter comes, it is
Frederick the poet-mouse who warms his friends and cheers them with his
words."-- "Wilson Library Bulletin." "A splendid achievement."--(starred)
"School Library Journal.
"
Item No. 9780394810409
$16.95
Frederick - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
Illus. in full color. "While other mice are gathering food for the winter,
Frederick seems to daydream the summer away. When dreary winter comes, it is
Frederick the poet-mouse who warms his friends and cheers them with his
words."-- "Wilson Library Bulletin." "A splendid achievement."--(starred)
"School Library Journal.
"
Item No. 9780394826141
$7.99
Frederick and His Friends Treasury
Lionni, Leo
Here in one sumptuous collection are four timeless picture book classics by Leo Lionni: "Frederick, Swimmy, Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse, " and "Fish Is Fish." In this volume, meet Frederick, the poet field mouse whose happy memories help his family endure through the darkest days of winter; Swimmy, the imaginative minnow who uses his small size in a big way; Alexander, the mouse who learns the magic of friendship; and a fish who discovers that life in a small pond isn t so bad after all.
Lionni s complete texts and illustrations are included along with an introduction from Eric Carle and a CD reading in this elegant, inviting gift edition."
Item No. 9780375822995
$24.95
Geraldine The Music Mouse - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
While nibbling at a huge hunk of parmesan cheese, Geraldine uncovers a cheese statue of a mouse playing what seems to be a flute but on closer inspection is really its tail. That night Geraldine is woken by silver and gold sounds. This must be music! she says. And every night the cheese mouse fills Geraldine s hideaway with beautiful music. Then one day her hungry mice friends ask her to share her cheese with them. Geraldine s new love of music infuses her with a magic of her own and provides a satisfying conclusion to this delightful tale."
Item No. 9780375855146
$6.99
Inch by Inch - Board Book
Lionni, Leo
This was the first of four Caldecott Honor Books by Leo Lionni. Published in 1960 and virtually out of print in hardcover for decades, Knopf acquired the hardcover rights from the original publisher just in time to showcase Lionni's 100th anniversary celebration in 2010 and the book's 50th anniversary. The bold graphics and beautiful cutout paper collages of colorful birds, foliage, and the clever green inch worm are as fresh and appealing as ever, and should appeal to a whole new audience in this accessible board book format.
Item No. 9780307931252
$7.99
Inch by Inch - Hardcover
Leo Lionni
A small green inchworm is proud of his skill at measuring anything—a robin’s tail, a flamingo’s neck, a toucan’s beak. Then one day a nightingale threatens to eat him if he cannot measure his song. Children will enjoy the clever inchworm’s solution and delight in finding the tiny hero on every page.

Every inch the classic, this was the first of Lionni’s books to win the Caldecott Honor.
Item No. 9780375857645
$16.99
Inch by Inch - Softcover
Leo Lionni
In this classic book, a winsome, winning inchworm is proud of his ability to measure anything under the sun.
Item No. 9780688132835
$6.99
It's Mine - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
Caldecott Medalist Leo Lionni's classic tale about three childlike frogs who
learn a valuable lesson about cooperation is now available in paperback. "This
story of selfishness on the pond, carried out in beautifully simple collages
and language, is a fine choice for story hours."-- "School Library Journal."
Item No. 9780679880844
$7.99
Leo Lionni Exhibition Catalog
Leo Lionni

From the exhibition Leo Lionni: A Passion for Creativity, July 12, 2003 - October 19, 2003.

By Eric Carle, Frances Foster
Illustrated by Leo Lionni

"An Appreciation" by Eric Carle.
"Remembering Leo Lionni" by Frances Foster.
Catalog Design by Rita Marshall.
32 Illustrations, Paper, 32 pages.
1,000 copies, First Edition.

From "Acknowledgments," by H. Nichols B. Clark:
"Among my first decisions as director was to pursue an exhibition of Leo Lionni's work. This was before I understood how much Lionni meant to Eric Carle. I had long been captivated by the elegant design, magical draftsmanship, and universal messages of his children's books. Happily, we are able to offer a glimpse into his other equally distinguished creative outlets: his drawing and sculpture. From art director for Fortune magazine to exhibiting with Surrealists such as Joan Mir and André Masson, Lionni achieved the pinnacle of whatever he pursued."

"Leo Lionni: A Passion for Creativity";
July 12, 2003-October 19, 2003.
"An Appreciation", by Eric Carle.
"Remembering Leo Lionni", by Frances Foster.
Catalog Design by Rita Marshall,
32 Illustrations,
Paper, 32 pp, 8 ¾" x 8 ½",
1,000 Copies, First Edition.

From "Acknowledgments," by H. Nichols B. Clark:
"Among my first decisions as director was to pursue an exhibition of Leo Lionni's work. This was before I understood how much Lionni meant to Eric Carle. I had long been captivated by the elegant design, magical draftsmanship, and universal messages of his children's books. Happily, we are able to offer a glimpse into his other equally distinguished creative outlets: his drawing and sculpture. From art director for Fortune magazine to exhibiting with Surrealists such as Joan Miro and André Masson, Lionni achieved the pinnacle of whatever he pursued."

Item No. 1592880045
$13.95
Let's Make Rabbits - Softcover
Leo Lionni
“Let's, make rabbits,” say the scissors to the pencil, and, before the reader’s eyes, two rabbits appear—one drawn by the pencil, the other cut from brightly patterned paper by the scissors. When the rabbits are hungry, the scissors and the pencil provide paper carrots. But one day the taste of a real carrot leads to a magical surprise. Readers will delight in this imaginative tale from four-time Caldecott Honor Winner Leo Lionni.
Item No. 9780679840190
$6.99
Let's Play - Board Book
Lionni, Leo
Here is a Leo Lionni book for the very youngest! What shall we do today? two mice ask each other. Read a book? Pick flowers? Go swimming? Play ball? Climb a tree or gather leaves? Play hide-and-seek or dress-up? Talk on the telephone until it s time to say good night? Lionni s award-winning graphic art is at its best in this very simple board book that begs to be shared with a baby or toddler."
Item No. 9780375825286
$6.99
Little Blue and Little Yellow - Board Book
Lionni, Leo
Leo Lionni's first picture book has at last found its perfect format in this sturdy board book for the very youngest child.
Little Blue and Little Yellow are best friends, but one day they can't find each other. When they finally do, they give each other such a big hug that they turn green! How they find their true colors again concludes a wonderfully satisfying story told with colorful pieces of torn paper and very few words. This classic tale of friendship also offers a playful introduction to color concepts.
Item No. 9780375872907
$7.99
Little Blue and Little Yellow - Hardcover
Leo Lionni
Little Blue and Little Yellow are best friends, but one day they can’t find each other. When they finally do, they give each other such a big hug that they turn green! How they find their true colors again concludes a wonderfully satisfying story told with colorful pieces of torn paper and very few words. Leo Lionni launched his children’s book career in 1959 with Little Blue and Little Yellow, and this 50th-anniversary edition, complete with Lionni’s own explanation of how the book came to be, is sure to resonate with children today.
Item No. 9780375860133
$15.99
Little Blue and Little Yellow - Softcover
Leo Lionni

Little blue and little yellow share wonderful adventures. One day, they can't find one another. When they finally meet, they are overjoyed. They hug until they become green. But where did little blue and little yellow go? Are they lost?

Item No. 9780688132859
$6.99
Matthew's Dream - Softcover
Leo Lionni
Matthew the mouse lives in a dreary corner of a dusty attic. But a trip to the museum helps him to see his surroundings in a new way. With brush in paw, Matthew sets out to paint “the shapes and colors of joy.” A cleverly told and beautifully illustrated tale of self discovery from four-time Caldecott Honor winner Leo Lionni.
Item No. 9780679873181
$6.99