The Very Lonely Firefly

Hardcover | June 1, 1995

byEric Carle

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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!

Praise for The Very Lonely Firefly:

"Carle's richly hued, collage-like art and gentle text will be comfortingly familiar to his numerous young devotees."--Publishers Weekly

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

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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

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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 firef...

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 s...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 7.5 × 11.75 × 0.62 inPublished:June 1, 1995Publisher: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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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

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Very Lonely Firefly:

"Carle's richly hued, collage-like art and gentle text will be comfortingly familiar to his numerous young devotees."--Publishers Weekly

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