The Very Lonely Firefly


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When a very lonely firefly goes out into the night searching for other fireflies, it sees a lantern, a candle, and the eyes of a dog, cat, and owl all glowing in the darkness. It even sees a surprise celebration of light. But it is not until it discovers other fireflies that it finds exactly what it’s looking for–a surprise sure to bring smiles to anyone who turns the final page!

Lushly illustrated with Eric Carle’s trademark vibrant collage art, soothingly told with a gentle read-aloud rhythm, and complete with a surprise sure to “light up” children’s faces, The Very Lonely Firefly will fast become a storytime favorite. Read it with a flashlight in the dark or under the table–and watch those fireflies glow!

MyGreatestChild’s Review

This story is precious and is a great read for younger readers. It gets them engaged, and through personal experience, it is very interactive and the kids are left guessing what will be on the next page! This story features Eric Carle’s trademark vibrant collage art, and is soothingly told with a gentle read-aloud rhythm so that even adults will like to read it, this book was clearly designed with children in mind.

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Eric Carle