This week, we are reading The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle.
A very lonely firefly is trying to find other fireflies so he flashes his light. He comes upon a lot of different lights in his search for other fireflies- a lantern, a flashlight, a light bulb, and more. After a long night of searching, he eventually finds where he belongs. The book we have has flashing firefly lights at the end, which the babies love!
One of the things I love about this books is that if you read closely, you'll notice there is a second storyline told through the pictures and speech bubbles. Of course, the babies don't notice this yet but they will some day! I also love the vocabulary Eric Carle uses. Each light source shines with a different synonym for light - glowing, flickering, etc. and there is opportunity to talk about different types of light. I always love Eric Carle's illustrations and this book is no exception - just beautiful!
Baby A is especially obsessed with this book right now! She seeks it out when she's in their room and I keep finding her reading it. So cute. They both love the flashing lights and the pages are thick like cardstock so while it's not a board book, the pages are eay to turn and don't rip.