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IT'S A FIREFLY NIGHT

illustrated by Betsy Snyder
written by Dianne Ochiltree
Blue Apple Books
published 2013

The glowing illustrations and song-like text of this picture book chronicle the capture and release of ten fireflies, sparking readers to count along. Interesting firefly facts at the end add a touch of accessible nonfiction to this charming not-just-for-bedtime book. 

HONORS + REVIEWS

Silver Medal award for Children's Literature
—2013 FLORIDA BOOK AWARDS

2016 summertime StoryWalk™ featured book
C.A. FRIDAY MEMORIAL LIBRARY and PEAPACK-GLADSTONE LIBRARY

“The bugs and brushwork resemble Eric Carle’s, but Snyder’s art works its own magic...An intimate encounter with nature lit not just by stars and fireflies, but also an affecting dose of daddy-daughter warmth.”
—KIRKUS

“Snyder’s illustrations pull some serious weight to create a feeling of nighttime magic...” 
–PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

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