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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

requested by

Mrs. Hishmeh (Teacher)

at Horace Mann Elementary School, West Allis, WI

Here since Apr 7, 2015

Open requests - 58 Books received - 20

I have been teaching K4 for five years at my current school. I enjoy finding new ways to help my students learn, and love to help them celebrate their successes, big or small, every day. Working in a low income school is both rewarding and challenging. Each day is an adventure, and I encourage my students to try their hardest, be kind and thoughtful towards one another, and support their classmates. I have created a learning environment where my students feel safe and are comfortable asking questions and participating. My third grade teacher was my inspiration to become a teacher, and my hope is to inspire my students to be the best they can be every day.

why I requested this book

My students love Eric Carle's books, and this is one of his books I do not have in our Eric Carle collection. My class and I work on an Eric Carle author study...

My students love Eric Carle's books, and this is one of his books I do not have in our Eric Carle collection. My class and I work on an Eric Carle author study unit, so I would love to add this book to our classroom library and especially highlight it during our author study unit.

the class

My class is amazing, and very big this year! I have 8 girls and 11 very active boys that are 4 and 5 years old. They love to read and get very excited when new...

My class is amazing, and very big this year! I have 8 girls and 11 very active boys that are 4 and 5 years old. They love to read and get very excited when new books are added to the classroom library. Most of my students come from under privileged homes and have very few books to read outside of school. Four of my students speak another language besides English for their primary language.

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