The Biggest House in the World

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The Biggest House in the World

By Leo Lionni

Dragonfly Books, Paperback, 9780394827407, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 1973

Description
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.


About the Author
Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 picture books, including four Caldecott Honor Books. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.

"From the Hardcover edition."



Praise For The Biggest House in the World

"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.