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  • Published: 2 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9780593382141
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 22
  • RRP: $14.99

Frederick (Leo Lionni's Friends)

A Lift-the-Flap Book



Leo Lionni’s Caldecott Honor–winning story about a little mouse who gathers something unusual for the long winter is celebrating its fiftieth birthday! 

Winter is coming, and all the mice are gathering food . . . except for Frederick. But when the days grow short and the snow begins to fall, it’s Frederick’s stories that warm the hearts and spirits of his fellow field mice. Winner of a 1967 Caldecott Honor, Frederick has been cherished by generations of readers.

“A splendid achievement.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“In Frederick, a mouse who is a poet from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail demonstrates that a seemingly purposeless life is indeed far from that—and that we need not live by bread alone!” —Eric Carle

  • Published: 2 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9780593382141
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 22
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Leo Lionni

Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he moved to the United States in 1939. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.

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Praise for Frederick (Leo Lionni's Friends)

"A splendid achievement." —School Library Journal (Starred Review) “In Frederick, a mouse who is a poet from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail demonstrates that a seemingly purposeless life is indeed far from that—and that we need not live by bread alone!”—Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar “When dreary winter comes, it is Frederick the poet-mouse who warms his friends and cheers them with his words.” —Wilson Library Bulletin

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