The Very Lonely Firefly

The Very Lonely Firefly

Picture Book - 1995
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A lonely firefly goes out into the night searching for other fireflies.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 1995.
ISBN: 9780399227745
0399227741
9780448458519
Branch Call Number: XXF CARLE, ERIC
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 x 30 cm.

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IndyPL_KathleenL Jul 02, 2019

Eric Carle's illustrations are stunning, as usual. This book has two stories happening at the same time. The firefly is trying to find some other firefly friends while the people and animals are heading somewhere else to see what all the noise is about. The people discover their surprise but the ending of this book makes it all worth it when you see how the firefly friends meet and all light up together. It works perfectly for the July 4th holiday!

ArapahoeSarahD Dec 17, 2018

While the story itself is nice enough, the ending will leave you in awe. In a world so consumed with tech, I was surprised at how magical I found this book.

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muffinpopcorn
Jan 01, 2017

Enjoyable and interesting story . This book is about " belonging " . Had some informative parts to it also about fireflies . One is , they aren't flies , but soft-bodied beetles . Plus they blink on and off in the night to attract other fireflies . And there are about 2000 species of fireflies in the world . Who knew !

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nbarai
Jul 13, 2015

My 2 year old enjoys this book. I also like the 'educational' element of the various types of light sources.

Stephanie7 Apr 22, 2008

My Favorite Part was when the firefly found his friends and they all lit up.

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Nov 11, 2007

One of Eric Carle's better books, using his usual illustration style, insect theme, and narrative technique of repetition--but not as effectively here as in his excellent "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".

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Nov 11, 2007

One of Eric Carle's better books, using his usual illustration style, insect theme, and narrative technique of repetition--but not as effectively here as in his excellent "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".

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