FIREFLY HOME, by Jane Clarke, Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Press


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There’s no place like home, but poor Florence Firefly is lost, and there are so many bright lights shining in the night sky she doesn’t know which way to go. She’ll need some help to find her way back home. In this brilliant interactive picture book, children can help Florence on her journey by encouraging her to fly faster, suggesting which direction to take and making a wish.

Out January 2018

32 Pages Approx.

MY THOUGHTS:

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

This sweet picture book is such a delight to read. It takes you into the world of a firefly who is lost. Mistaking several ‘human’ things as its home, such as a train, a lighthouse, stars in the sky… the poor firefly searches frantically to find its family and home.

The illustrations are adorable, bright and cheerful despite the sad story of being lost. Interaction with the book is shown through wishing, turning the page to hurry the firefly along to safety, etc.  Such a delight for the youngest of readers as an introduction to using the imagination through the encouragement of reading. I think I would have preferred at least two dimensional illustrations for this first-time reader. Other than that a wonderful book. Lots of blues, greens and slate colors used.

I gave this book and its illustrations:

4_5_StarRating

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