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Ten Flashing Fireflies

Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

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

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 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

About The Authors

Philemon Sturges was an architect and the author of several books for children, including ""I Love Trains!, I Love Trucks!, I Love Planes!, I Love School!, "" and ""I Love Bugs!""

Anna Vojtech has illustrated numerous books for children, mostly folktales and stories about nature. Nature has always been a strong source of inspiration for Anna. Her pictures are full of flowers and animals, of giraffes and elephants, of little birds and chipmunks. Folktales are also about people, their nature and their spirit. Through her illustrations Anna has brought readers closer to our Native American heritage as well as the traditions of other nations.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (March 1, 1997)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781558586741
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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