Author(s): Leo Lionni
"While other mice are gathering food for the winter, Frederick seems to daydream the summer away. When dreary weather comes, it is Frederick the poet-mouse who warms his friends and cheers them with his words".--Wilson Library Bulletin.
"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. ""
Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring moral themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage, and include four Caldecott Honor Books: "Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, " and A"lexander and the Wind-Up Mouse." Hailed as a master of the simple fable by the "Chicago Tribune, " he died in 1999 at the age of 89. "From the Hardcover edition.""