The Biggest House in the World by Leo LionniThe Biggest House in the World by Leo Lionni

The Biggest House in the World

byLeo Lionni

Paperback | August 12, 1973

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The beloved fable about loving your home from four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Leo Lionni.

A young snail dreams of having the biggest house—or shell—in the world. Then one day, his wise father tells him the story of another snail with the same dream. He grew and grew, adding bright colors and beautiful designs, until he found that his house came at a terrible cost. The young snail decides that a small, easy-to-carry shell might be best for a life of adventure and exploration.
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 Awa...
Title:The Biggest House in the WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.88 × 7 × 0.12 inPublished:August 12, 1973Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394827406

ISBN - 13:9780394827407

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


From Our Editors

In a fable within a fable, a wise snail convinces his son that a small, easy to carry shell might be better than the biggest house in the world for a life of adventure and exploration.

Editorial Reviews

"This honor-winning book elicits special praise from the art critic." —The Horn Book Magazine

"The translucent color of the pictures and the simplicity of the text make a perfect combination." —Book World.