The Very Lonely Firefly

by Eric Carle

Penguin Young Readers Group | June 1, 1995 | Hardcover

The Very Lonely Firefly is rated 5 out of 5 by 4.
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!

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 7.5 × 11.75 × 0.62 in

Published: June 1, 1995

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399227741

ISBN - 13: 9780399227745

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My son's favourite I read this book to my son every evening. It is one of his favourites. He loves the last page. What a great idea, having the fireflies light up in the end.
Date published: 2011-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A sparkler This is an information book about a lonely firefly searching for other fireflies. The search leads him to other sources of light such as light, candle, and flashlight. The text may be a little weak but that is what gives you time to add science discussion or what we feel like when we are feeling lonely. The last page is the best and sparks in those little eyes makes it all worthwhile!
Date published: 2009-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Very Lonely Firefly This book is great for kindergarten children. I read it to my class and they seemed to really enjoyed it. The pages were bright, beautiful pictures, and the last page was a hit. We turned the lights off to see it better. The story is cute and the children would guess what the light was that the firefly saw before I told them. This is a great book to own.
Date published: 2001-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The multi sensory edition is a delight The larger format of this book provides a more complete canvas for the wonderful illustrations, and they seem to come to life better. The story is a classic about perserverance, searching and finding a group to belong to. The extra addition of the flashing tails of the fireflies at the end of the book brings delight to even the smallest of readers who marvel at the sight presented. Both my one year old and 2 year old adore this book
Date published: 2000-08-03

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The Very Lonely Firefly

The Very Lonely Firefly

by Eric Carle

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 7.5 × 11.75 × 0.62 in

Published: June 1, 1995

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399227741

ISBN - 13: 9780399227745

From the Publisher

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!

About the Author

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.Born in Syracuse, New York, in 1929, Eric Carle moved with his parents to Germany when he was six years old; he was educated there, and graduated from the prestigious art school, the Akademie der bildenden Kunste, in Stuttgart. But his dream was always to return to America, the land of his happiest childhood memories. So, in 1952, with a fine portfolio in hand and forty dollars in his pocket, he arrived in New York. Soon he found a job as a graphic designer in the promotion department of The New York Times. Later, he was the art director of an advertising agency for many years.One day, respected educator and author, Bill Martin Jr, called to ask Carle to illustrate a story he had written. Martin's eye had been caught by a striking picture of a red lobster that Carle had created for an advertisement. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the result of their collaboration. It is still a favorite with children everywhere. This was the beginning of Eric Carle's true caree
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From Our Editors

It began 25 years ago with The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Now, the excitement continues with the fourth book in Carle's "Very" series featuring the biggest, brightest surprise ever! The Very Lonely Firefly is about belonging. We all want to belong to a group, a family, our own fellow creatures. Full color

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5