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Sunday 28 January 2018

Review: Firefly Home

The Firefly's ability to glow is magical. Like the beetle, Firefly Home attracts the reader's eye, making the book irresistible to pick up and read.

The first double page spread of the story shows a night sky which is beautifully lit with firefly light.  

Then the peacefulness is disturbed by the discovery that one of the fireflies is missing. Help! Florence Firefly is lost.

The author, Jane Clarke, asks the readers to help Florence '...find her way home.' Clarke encourages the reader to turn the page and follow the lights. Let the search for Florence's home begin!

Florence flutters across the night sky, following the bright lights. The moon light leads Florence away from the meadow.

With each new light source discovered it gives Florence hope that maybe this will be the light to lead her home. She follows the train all the way into the city but these lights are too bright.

Clarke repeatedly encourages the readers to help the sad little firefly find her home. Maybe a wish can help Florence?

Britta Teckentrup's illustrations makes Florence's light and the other lights glow on the page. I found myself  captivated reaching out to touch the light trails that streak across the sky.

If you liked this spell-binding story about Florence and you like chameleons, then read Neon Leon, another story created by Jane Clarke and Britta Teckentrup.

Title: Firefly Home
Author: Jane Clarke
Illustrator: Britta Teckentrup
Publisher: Nosy Crow, $24.99
Publication Date: 2 January 2018
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781788000239
For ages: 2 - 5
Type: Picture Books