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It’s A Firefly Night Picture Book Giveaway!

ItsAFireflyNight_CVRWe’re excited to be giving away two copies of this marvelous book reviewed by Debbie Glade and perfect for summer!

Enter now by clicking here and you may be one of two lucky winners to receive a copy of IT’S A FIREFLY NIGHT by Dianne Ochiltree. Remember to write FIREFLY in the subject line and please give your name and address in the email.  The giveaway ends midnight on June 17, 2013. For full contest rules click here. Good luck!

What child (or adult for that matter) doesn’t love fireflies? After all, they are the first sign that summer has truly arrived. It’s a Firefly Night ($12.99, Blue Apple Books, Ages 3-6) is a beautiful picture book that celebrates every child’s rite of passage into the warmest season of the year.

The concise flowing, rhyming prose by Dianne Ochiltree offers the youngest readers insight into the story of a little girl and her dog who are out in the yard with a jar, chasing, capturing and releasing fireflies back into the air. Just reading the book will make you want to get out into the fresh air with your family. In the back of the book is a spread with factual information about fireflies. Did you know that fireflies are beetles?

“Flickering quicker,
they sparkle and shine.
I love catching fireflies,
but they are not mine.”


What makes this book standout are the vivid collage illustrations by Betsy Snyder. The colors are both deep and brilliant, depicting the most magical night sky you could ever imagine. It’s a Firefly Night is a great way to kickoff summer with your kids. Just be prepared to get out in the yard with them chasing those glittery sparklers as soon as they appear.

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Cathy Ballou Mealey
June 7, 2013 4:30 am

Beautiful collage and bouncy rhyme – this looks like a summer winner!

June 7, 2013 8:54 am

The pictures are beautiful. Great giveaway.

June 9, 2013 12:16 pm
Reply to  sspratt2010

Thanks, Sally! We think so, too.

Kimberley Griffiths Little
June 9, 2013 8:40 pm

Found your link through Twitter to this post . . . this looks terrific. I’m partial to fireflies, too. I have a book called THE TIME OF THE FIREFLIES coming out Summer 2014 with Scholastic. Gotta find this picture book! Thanks for the review!

June 10, 2013 8:09 am

Send us your book when it’s out. Thanks for getting in touch.

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