Comments on: Book of the Week: Swimmy http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:14:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Karen Smullen http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-754987 Karen Smullen Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:28:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-754987 I used this book to begin my Pre-K year, it is a perfect metaphor to guide a little school of 4-5′s. See Swimmy in the classroom at beginnerswork.com. There is a beautiful mural you can make…

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By: CarterHiggins http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-494306 CarterHiggins Thu, 30 May 2013 23:35:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-494306 Yes! That’s so sweet. Keep the Swimmy cycle – well, swimming!

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By: Allison http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-494250 Allison Thu, 30 May 2013 22:22:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-494250 Swimmy! This was one of my favorite books as a child! My grandfather read it to me when I was very small, and I even named my very first goldfish after the main character. It’s been so long since I’ve seen it, I’d begun to wonder if I had only imagined this book existed. Thank you so much for sharing, I need to purchase it for my own kids!

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By: Jenny http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-493325 Jenny Thu, 30 May 2013 03:02:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-493325 so happy to see this here!! This was my very favorite book growing up and my mom kept my 2 copies (with the $.65 price printed on the corner!) for me. I now have them to share with my children….love this classic!

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By: Meg http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-493300 Meg Thu, 30 May 2013 01:39:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-493300 One of my very very favorites.

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By: Heather http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-491957 Heather Wed, 29 May 2013 01:08:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-491957 Not only do I love this book, but I love the author!!! My kids love all of his books too!! He’s a favorite in our house.

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-491611 Carter Higgins Tue, 28 May 2013 21:01:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-491611 Oh, wow, what a gem! I just looked it up and I have never seen that before – I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Looks like 2014 will be its 50th birthday, hope I look as good then. I adore Arnold Lobel’s art.

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By: MT Lee http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-491608 MT Lee Tue, 28 May 2013 20:58:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-491608 This is the one book that I have very clear memories of reading with my father. I still have my copy and smile every time my kids pull it out.
I was reading my other childhood favorite to my son the other night and thought about your Book of the Week series and wondered if you’ve ever read “Miss Suzy”. If not, you should check it out, you’ll love it.

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-491352 Carter Higgins Tue, 28 May 2013 18:33:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-491352 Oh, that’s a fun, fun art idea!

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-491351 Carter Higgins Tue, 28 May 2013 18:33:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-491351 Thanks, Nadya! I just love how much beautiful stuff is out there!

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-491349 Carter Higgins Tue, 28 May 2013 18:32:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-491349 Love that! (And Frederick!)

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-491348 Carter Higgins Tue, 28 May 2013 18:31:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-491348 Oh Caddy, you gave me a jolt with that Bear Family! Sweet tears. Love them.

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By: Colleen http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-491148 Colleen Tue, 28 May 2013 16:16:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-491148 This is my mom’s favorite book and she often read it to me and my siblings growing up. She was often a guest art teacher at our school where I can remember her reading this book to our class, then we made our own Swimmy / school of fish pictures using sponges cut out in the shape of fish and dipped in paint. Thanks for the nostalgia!

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By: nadya http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-489434 nadya Tue, 28 May 2013 00:17:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-489434 Swimmy is amazing! I always think of the words “a happy school of little fish.” So sweet. You have great taste, always.

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By: Ellen Patton http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-488790 Ellen Patton Mon, 27 May 2013 19:02:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-488790 I grew up with this book. :)

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By: Giulia http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-488280 Giulia Mon, 27 May 2013 15:26:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-488280 In my family we have a super special love for Leo Lionni because he wrote this book titled “Frederic”. And my two brothers are called exactly that, “Leo” and “Frederic”.
I had to do a project for a child development class last year and I picked this book for the kids, it’s wonderful:)

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By: Anna http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-488143 Anna Mon, 27 May 2013 14:30:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-488143 Hi, i love all of Leo lionni’s books, we had them all when we were kids. But my favourite character is Frederik (at least its his name in german…). I already got some of Lionni’s books for my kids ans Swimmy is definitly on the list. Love your recommendations, Bye Anna

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By: Caddy http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/book-of-the-week-swimmy/comment-page-1/#comment-488085 Caddy Mon, 27 May 2013 14:04:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36181#comment-488085 I was wondering if I’d read this book before and then I saw that last photo and it just jolted back. I think I may have read this book before.

So many storybook characters from the childhood have stayed with me. I think of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard, Sal and her blueberries, Max the Wild Thing, the little boy who loved Chicken soup (Sipping Once, Sipping Twice, Sipping Chicken Soup with Rice) and the unforgettable Bear Family who lived in a big tree house, down a sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country.

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