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For kids, Swimmy — a smart black fish among red siblings — is a familiar eponymous character from a Leo Lionni picture book that is widely read at elementary schools in Japan. Lionni (1910-99) wrote his first children’s book, “Little Blue and Little Yellow,” at the age of 49. Since then, his stories have portrayed young characters on journeys of learning and self-discovery — all illustrated in bright watercolors, oils or collages.

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