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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. The students enjoy his books as they can retell the story by the pictures alone - even if they are unable to...

Eric Carle is a beloved children's author. The students enjoy his books as they can retell the story by the pictures alone - even if they are unable to actually read the text. They are always engaged when Eric Carle books are brought out!

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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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