Posted by: kitkat | August 6, 2008

The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle

My son and I read this quite a bit. It especially makes a great bed time story because at the end you can see all the twinkling fireflies. This would be a great book to read before bedtime in the backyard. After you’ve gone firefly catching of course!

From Goodreads:

Many of Eric Carle’s books begin with a small creature being born just as a great yellow sun rises. This time the hero is a firefly, and the inimitably Carle-ish cut-paper orange-and-yellow sun is setting. The firefly buzzes off in search of companionship, but keeps following other lights by mistake–a candle, a flashlight, a lantern–and these in turn are all leading in the direction of a fireworks display. Finally, the lonely firefly finds the friends it is seeking–a dozen or more other fireflies. This is one of a series of large (11.5 by 8.5 inches) format Carle books with a mechanical twist: in this case, the firefly’s new group of friends start to flash (from tiny yellow bulbs embedded in the book) as you turn the last page. (The battery is replaceable.) (Baby to preschool) –Richard Farr

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