"[In] a revision of the 1963 edition, [a] brief, clearly written text [tells of a young girl who] learns some interesting facts about fireflies from her grandfather. Alexander uses richly hued pastels for her illustrations of the young girl, her grandparents' farm, and the creatures of a summer night."SLJ.
About the Author
Judith Hawes is a former special education teacher. In additiion to Why Frogs Are Wet she has also written Fireflies In the Night for the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She resides in Glen Rock, NJ.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fireflies in the Night based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I wasn't crazy about this book, because although at the end it tells children to release the fireflies, the entire time they are being treated cruelly. The illustrations are bland and dated. It is more of a scientific book than a bedtime story. It would go along decently with a science lesson.
This book brings me back to when I would catch fireflies (we called them lightning bugs) in a glass peanut butter or pasta sauce jar and watch them light it up like a lamp. It also saddens me to hear that according to the news that if things keep going on the way they are that these unique insects may be extinct in ten years.