Ten Flashing Fireflies

$ 8.95 US / $ 10.95 CAD 8.5 x 9.75 32 pages / ages 4 to 8 ISBN: 978-1-558-58674-1


Ten Flashing Fireflies

Counting down from ten to one, a girl and a boy empty the night sky of fireflies as — counting up from one to ten — they fill their jar with them. But once captured, the fireflies’ light flickers and fades, so in a generous good-night gesture, the children release them.

Luminous pictures and a chant-aloud text combine to make this two-way counting book as joyous and magical as catching fireflies on a summer night.

A paperback version of the bestselling classic.

Lyrical, expressive, varied, and excellent for reading out loud.
School Library Journal, starred review

A book quietly luminous as its subject.
Kirkus Reviews

Elegant mathematical simplicity and careful rhyme, illustrated in keeping with its nocturnal theme and bedtime role.
NAPPA Awards

  • National Parenting Publications Awards, Gold Medal, 1995
  • Smithsonian Magazine Notable Books for Children, 1995
  • Booklinks Salutes a Few Good Books, 1995
  • American Bookseller Pick of the Lists