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LEO LIONNI’S

SWIMMY, FREDERICK & INCH BY INCH AT THE

THURSDAY JAN. 27TH 9:45 A.M. & 1 P.M.

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s latest production is drawn from Leo Lionni’s exquisitely crafted Caldecott Honor books, Swimmy, Frederick and Inch by Inch. Swimmy is a tiny fish who uses creativity to fend off danger. Frederick, an artistic mouse, makes everyday life an artful experience. In Inch by Inch, a lovable inchworm shares his ability for measuring absolutely everything. Mermaid Theatre has taken these Lionni’s stories and has created beautiful puppet theatre for you to enjoy. The puppeteers will use different kinds of puppet styles, wonderful lighting and music to tell the stories.

Find the words below! colors FOOD frederick

F C E W W O C I L

O R W O I V Q E M

O C E R N Y K N C

MICE ROCK spring

D A E D T S B A O

R G F S E P B Q L

SUN WINTEr WORDS

R V U K R R M R O

A N S P N I I O R

U C O B C N H C S

S P D E F G K K K

In his lifetime, Leo Lionni wrote more than 40 books for children. Visit http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/lionni/ to learn more about him, his great books and to download some fun activities too.


Once you’ve read Leo Lionni’s stories, see if oyu can answer these questions. Swimmy is about what it’s like to be different, and how being different can make you special.

1 How is Swimmy different from his family? 2 Are you different from your friends? 3 What is something that is special about you? The story of Frederick is about a mouse who does his own thing, no matter what people think about him.

1 What do you do differently than your friends? 2 Do you always listen to what your friends tell you to do? 3 How does Frederick prepare for winter? Inch by Inch is about a little inchworm who finds himself in danger, but his quick thinking gets him out of trouble.

1 Have you ever been in trouble but thought quickly and got out of it? What did you do? 2 How many inches are on a foot-long ruler? 3 How tall are you in inches?

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IF YOU LIKED THE SHOW. Clap

Visit these websites with your parents for fun games and other activities about fish, mice, measurements and puppets! > http://www.dailyhaha.com/_flash/mouse_maze.htm > http://www.kidskonnect.com/subject-index/13-animals/30-fish.html > http://www.rickyspears.com/rulergame/ > http://www.ehow.com/how_2081661_make-puppet-theatre.html > http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/mini-puppet-theater-709256/

Leo Lionni's Swimmy, Frederick and Inch by Inch  

Leo Lionni's Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia Grades K-3 school performance Thursday, Jan. 27 at 9:45 a.m. an...

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