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The biggest house in the world


A snail tells his father that he wants to have the biggest house in the world. His father tells him a story about a snail who said the same thing and his house got so big he could not move. The little snail realizes he is happy the way he is.


Lionni, Leo


Pantheon Books

City of Publication

New York

Year of Publication


Author of Abstract

Abstract provided by Patti Fricke, 1994


Lionni, Leo, “The biggest house in the world,” Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University, accessed July 2, 2022,
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