- Age Range: 5 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
- Lexile Measure: 630L (What's this?)
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Aladdin Books; 1st edition (May 31, 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0689710550
- ISBN-13: 978-0689710551
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fireflies Paperback – May 31, 1986
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Top Customer Reviews
Both illustrated and authored by Brinckloe, Fireflies spins an enchantingly evocative story that vividly portrays the emotional tenor of summer evenings spent catching fireflies, and glorying in the wonders of nature. From the thrill of anticipation, to the joy of the chase, the glow of possession, and the bittersweet compassion of release, Brickloe's carefully developed prose rings true.
Illustrated with action-filled pencil drawings filled with feathery texture, the only glimpses of colour Brinckloe adds from her palette are blue and yellow watercolours, sparingly used for accentuation. Undeniably lovely, these understated illustrations may not be appreciated by young audiences if there only exposure to picture books has been the blaringly bright, cartoonish, or hard-edged illustrations that are so dominant in today's picture books.
Proving itself a well-written title, my six and three-year-olds were drawn into the story the first read through. They immediately settled as I read, and listened intently to the lyrical story of a boy who captures an entire jar of fireflies, only to release them reluctantly as they fade on his night table. Though they asked for a repeat reading as soon as I finished, Fireflies doesn't seem to have made a deep impression on my children so far. When I asked my oldest for her thoughts she was distinctly neutral in her opinion.Read more ›
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I was hesitant to buy this book after noting several of the poor reviews. But, really those reviewers seem to be making a mountain out of a mole hill. Read morePublished 2 hours ago by Karen Sanders
I bough this book for our 3-year old because it was so highly reviewed, but it's honestly terrible. Over the top sappy with low quality illustrations (it looks like someone took... Read morePublished 1 month ago by met1892
this is an amazing book about what childhood experiences should be like! Heart warmimgPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was an add-on price and so it was a very low price. And, it is a Beautiful Book! I am so lucky to have got if at such a great price! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Wendy Warren