Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than forty picture books, including four Caldecott Honor books-Inch by Inch, Swimmy, Frederick, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.
"A charming fable, it deserves to take its place once again with
other beloved Lionni favorites." -Children's Literature
"The art is gorgeous." -The Horn Book Magazine