This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Fireflies (Early Bird Nature Books) by Sally…

Fireflies (Early Bird Nature Books)

by Sally M. Walker

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
1311,062,733 (4)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

There are many reasons why I liked this book. For one, the book has many extra textual features that make it much more comprehendible for a child. For instance, the author writes the pronunciation of some harder words such as, “abdomen (AB-duh-muhn).” Another great feature is that the book contains labeled pictures. When the author described the parts of a firefly, she added an illustration that labeled the wings, thorax, head, eyes, legs, and antenna. She also included labeled illustrations when describing how fireflies make light, and the life cycle of a firefly. These features allow children to have a better understanding of the information because they can read it and visualize it at the same time. Another reason I enjoyed the book was because the author, at times, would speak directly to the reader by saying something such as, “Each eye has many flat places on it. Imagine looking at yourself in a cracked mirror. The cracks make it look as though you are made of many bits and pieces. That’s how scientists think fireflies see things.” Not only does this grab children’s attention but it also allows them to connect with the subject and better understand the author’s descriptions. The main idea of this story is to describe the characteristics, behaviors, and life cycle of a firefly. ( )
  cschne11 | Sep 21, 2014 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of fireflies.

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (4)
3 1
4 1
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 135,578,154 books! | Top bar: Always visible