Five Lionni Classics
Five Lionni Classics. 30 minutes. Stories and Images by Leo Lionni. Animation and Direction by Giulio Gianini. Music by Egisto Macchi. Italtoons Corporation. Random House Home Video. ©1986 and 1987 Giulio Gianini/Leo Lionni. $9.99 from the Migomi Corporation, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, through Ebay, Feb., '00.
The presentation is faithful to the delightful approach that Lionni's books take. Thus in the first story, "Frederick," the mice walk on their back legs and often form bucket brigades to move things from one place to another. The other four stories are "Cornelius," "It's Mine!," "Fish Is Fish," and "Swimmy.