Reviews for Nadarin / Swimmy


Criticas Reviews 2006 January
K-Gr 2?These apt translations of Lionni?s two classics have the same charm and originality of the English-language originals. Jet-black Nadar?n is different from all the red fish in school, but he uses his uniqueness to protect his friends from a fearsome predator. The refreshingly minimalist text allows the pictures to explain a fish?s solo journey through the ocean and a little mouse?s artistic curiosity. (Nadar?n reviewed in Cr?ticas 10-2005, Frederick reviewed in Cr?ticas 11-2005) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Criticas Reviews 2005 October
K-Gr 2-First published in English in 1973, this Caldecott Honor book has the same charm and originality of its English-language original. Jet-black Nadarín is different from all the red fish in school, but he uses his uniqueness to protect his friends from a fearsome predator. Lionni's gloopy paint pictures not only help readers imagine this underwater tale, but they also provide fertile ground for designing art projects preschoolers will love. Various exotic sea creatures, such as jellyfish and lobsters, appear semi-opaque on a background of carefully textured underwater plants. The refreshingly minimalist text allows the pictures to explain Nadarín's solo journey through the ocean, so that art, not text, conveys Nadarín's brilliant idea for saving his friends. Though this paperback edition may be a little fragile, libraries should consider this title as an essential purchase.--Anat Shenker, Univ. of California, Berkeley Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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