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The Very Lonely Firefly

by Eric Carle

A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!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 VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

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 turn 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!

Suggested by Mrs. Hishmeh (Teacher)

Hardcover - 32 pages - $25.99
ISBN: 0399227741 (ISBN13: 9780399227745)
Published Jun 1, 1995 by Philomel Books
First published 1995

why I requested this book

Eric Carle is a beloved children's author. Little ones adore his books as the story is told through the pictures so they can read it to themselves. This would...

Eric Carle is a beloved children's author. Little ones adore his books as the story is told through the pictures so they can read it to themselves. This would make an amazing addition to our Eric Carle unit in spring!

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I have a class of 20 four year olds from diverse backgrounds. As a school, we are 100% free and reduced lunch. Many of the children do not have books in their...

I have a class of 20 four year olds from diverse backgrounds. As a school, we are 100% free and reduced lunch. Many of the children do not have books in their homes and therefore their only exposure to literature is what I make available in the classroom.

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