With the charm and wit that only Eric Carle can deliver in his amazing children’s books, The Very Lonely Firefly is yet another tale to soothe the soul and offer lessons on love and belonging. When the firefly hatches one dark evening, he goes looking for other fireflies to join. With all the lights he sees, none of them turn out to be other fireflies. He yearns to be a part of a group, a group that is made up of creatures like him.
When this story is read to your children, they will get the message that everyone wants to belong. And that there is something for each person to belong to. A family, a group of friends, a club, and many ways to belong. When The Lonely Firefly finally finds a group of other fireflies to belong with, they begin lighting up together, doing what fireflies do best. As you turn the last page, you and your children will enjoy the sight of all the fireflies lighting up, even The Lonely Firefly. There is a replaceable battery in the book so that you can enjoy the story in it’s entirety, again and again.
As with all of Eric Carle’s books, this is one that will be amusing, entertaining and educational, as you and your children learn more about fireflies together, and learn from the lessons presented in this beautiful piece of children’s literature. As with many of his award winning books, this one is also available as a board book for babies.