Friday, June 22, 2012
Fireflies! by Julie Brinckloe
Story and pictures by Julie Brinckloe
children's book, 1985
As I sit in the living room on these long evenings, I see fireflies outside every window. They seem like a miracle to me. How incredible that these little creatures bring such beauty to the night time sky. I was reminded of this book which I used to read to my children when they were little. It is the story of summer childhood. A child sees these wonders and captures them in a jar.
As in all the best children's picture books, there is such love portrayed between the parents and their son. This is the perfect book to read to your little ones on a summer evening to send them off to sleep. Or if you don't have young children at home, it is worth reading all by yourself, looking up occasionally at the fireflies in your own yard.