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