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It's a Firefly Night by Dianne…

It's a Firefly Night

by Dianne Ochiltree

Other authors: Betsy Snyder (Illustrator)

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Four lines of rhyming text (ABCB) on each page take the reader along with a little girl catching and releasing fireflies ("Flickering quicker, / they sparkle and shine. / I love catching fireflies, / but they are not mine"). The final page includes more firefly facts.

Illustrations appear to be a mixture of acrylic or gouache and digital collage. ( )
  JennyArch | Jun 18, 2019 |
Age: 4

Source: Former teacher

Kid-readers will count up and down along with the song-like text. Interesting information about fireflies.
  jessica_5906 | Jun 1, 2014 |
This beautiful book will thrill all the little kids who love sparkly things and/or fireflies. I of course used to love both. And with poetry in the mix, you can’t lose!

Simple verses tell the story of a little girl who can’t wait for firefly nights, “when the moon is high and the stars are bright.” She collects fireflies in a jar and then races to show her dad “their dancing-light show.”

But she doesn’t keep them for long:

"Flickering quicker,
they sparkle and shine.
I love catching fireflies,
but they are not mine.”

She gently releases them and watches them blink off into the night.

At the end of the book the author has collected some facts about fireflies that she arranges inside glowing balls on a two-page spread. Best of all, both the front and back covers have real glitter surrounding the fireflies!

The colorful collages by Betsy Snyder are vibrant and magical. ( )
  nbmars | Apr 5, 2014 |
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On a warm summer night, a young girl and her daddy catch fireflies, put them in a jar to admire for a brief time, and then release them back into the moonlight. Includes facts about fireflies.

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