It's a firefly night

by Ochiltree, Dianne.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 8 copies
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Part glittery counting book, part endearing daddy-daughter story! A favorite childhood activity--catching fireflies--glows from the pages of this story, plus counting. Lilting rhymes chronicle a little girl's capture and release of fireflies, one by one, capped off by a collection of fascinating firefly facts.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When Daddy announces, It's a firefly night, a barefoot girl runs across the moonlit yard, chasing the bugs and putting them into her jar. But catching the insects is only half the experience. As she says, I love catching fireflies, but they are not mine. The most magical part of the book comes as she sits in the grass, opens the jar, and whispers good-bye as the fireflies drift away into the night. Two appended pages offer fast facts about fireflies. Told from the girl's point of view, the text is written in rhymed couplets that recreate a joyful childhood encounter with nature. The illustrations, collages of dynamic painted elements, create a series of pleasing evening scenes that are richly colored and textured. Glittery highlights on the jacket will help draw attention to this delightful picture book.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""When the moon is high/ and the stars are bright,/ Daddy tells me,/ 'It's a firefly night,' " explains a girl in a pink nightgown, as she races through her yard trying to collect glimmering lightning bugs. Snyder's illustrations pull some serious weight to create a feeling of nighttime magic: the lawn glows with an almost supernatural lime green, which is echoed in the gleam of the fireflies and the stars in a night sky painted in rough strokes of blue and violet. The overall effect of Snyder's art is that of cut-paper collage, and she includes friendly details throughout, from the small smiles that the fireflies wear to the reassuring presence of the girl's father, clad in his bedroom slippers. Ochiltree's rhymes are sturdy, and she makes it clear that, while catching fireflies is fun, the beetles are not meant to be kept ("Uncurling my hand,/ easy and slow,/ I whisper good-bye,/ then I let it go!"). Assorted firefly facts close out this cozy evocation of a special dad-and-daughter night. Ages 3-6. Agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Fireflies -- Juvenile fiction.
Fireflies -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Counting -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Publisher Maplewood, NJ :Blue Apple Books,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles It is a firefly night
Contributors Snyder, Betsy E.
Audience Age 4-8.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781609052911 (hbk.)
1609052919 (hbk.)
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