Light the Sky, Firefly

Sleeping Bear. Mar. 2022. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781534111158.
Gr 3-6–This is a beautifully illustrated and lovingly told story of the firefly. The overall story is in large print and is perfect for new readers on their own, or for reading aloud to younger children. Bestor covers the basic science in the life cycle of the firefly with minimal information. Below this narrative are asides for a more literal tale, with more scientific and biological language suitable for older children. The illustrations aptly cover both, and will transport kids and adults alike to summer nights when the fireflies put on a show. The asides also cover the medical research that utilizes bioluminescence liquid in experiments. There is even a note for that child who wants to catch fireflies and keep them in a jar—please don’t.
VERDICT This book is a great blend of the life-cycle story for many ages and for research or reading aloud.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing