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The Very Lonely Firefly (Penguin Young Readers: Level 2) [Paperback]

Eric Carle
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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5 July 2012 Penguin Young Readers: Level 2
As the sun sets, a little firefly is born. It sets off to find other fireflies. On his way he sees other lights - a torch, a lightbulb, car headlights, a cat's eyes reflecting in the dark - but eventually he finds his companions. The final page lights up with real flashing lights.
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  • Paperback: 31 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group (5 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0448458500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0448458502
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 77,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Many of Eric Carle's books begin with a small creature being born just as a great yellow sun rises. This time the hero is a firefly, and the inimitably Carle-ish cut-tissue paper orange and yellow sun is setting. The firefly buzzes off in search of companionship, but keeps following other lights by mistake--a candle, a torch, a lantern--and these in turn are all leading in the direction of a fireworks display. Finally, the lonely firefly finds the friends it is seeking--a dozen or more other fireflies. This is one of Eric Carle's books with a mechanical twist: in this case, the firefly's new group of friends start to flash (from tiny yellow bulbs embedded in the book) as you turn the last page. (The battery is replaceable.) (Ages 0 to 4 years) --RichardFarr --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written and illustrated 27 Jan 2002
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This is one of my 8 month old son's favourites. The text is almost poetic, and the illustrations stunning. The flashing fireflies at the end always give me a buzz!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Very Lonely Firefly 17 Feb 2006
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I'm a big fan of Eric Carle but only just discovered this little gem! Through his books, he effortlessly communicates his own 'awe and wonder' of the world around us and allows us to share it with our children. My eldest started school this year and has recently done light as a topic - this book fitted beautifully and we were able to talk about all the different light sources the firefly encountered. Very cleverly written with two layers of text to explore; that of the narrator and the speach of the characters involved. Finally, there is the lovely surprise at the end; the flashing little lights of the fireflies. It's at this point that my own two boys race to switch the light off to get a better look - a wonderful bedtime story experience.
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excellent
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Eric Carle 18 Nov 2013
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This is a delightful tale which young children can read independently. The illustrations are lovely and attract the young reader to pick it up and have a good read.
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