The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle

By Eric Carle

A VERY vintage from Eric Carle, writer of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

When a really lonely firefly is going out into the evening looking for different fireflies, it sees a lantern, a candle, and the eyes of a puppy, cat, and owl all gleaming within the darkness. It even sees a shock social gathering of sunshine. however it isn't really until eventually it discovers different fireflies that it unearths precisely what it truly is having a look for--a shock guaranteed to deliver smiles to someone who flip the ultimate page!

Lushly illustrated with Eric Carle's trademark brilliant college paintings, soothingly advised with a gradual read-aloud rhythm, and entire with a shock guaranteed to "light up" kid's faces, The Very Lonely Firefly will quickly turn into a storytime favourite. learn it with a flashlight at the hours of darkness or less than the table--and watch these fireflies glow!

Praise for The Very Lonely Firefly:

"Carle's richly hued, collage-like artwork and delicate textual content can be comfortingly known to his a variety of younger devotees."--Publishers Weekly

"This is a compelling accomplishment [and a] assured winner as a read-aloud or read-alone."--School Library Journal

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