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The Firefly with No Glow (Step into Reading)

Rebecca Smallberg, Jessica Gibson (Illustrator)


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This Step 2 reader celebrates a firefly with no light, and how his unique lack of glow is just what's needed to save the day.

Luke is a firefly with one tiny difference from his friends--he doesn't glow! He enjoys playing with his friends in their garden home, but then, they get trapped by a little boy looking for fireflies. Using his unique lack of light and a little teamwork, Luke is able to free all of his friends from the jar. This story shows kids that each of us is unique and has a special gift to share with the world.

Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. They are perfect for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780593181348, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 4, 2021

About the Author

REBECCA SMALLBERG is a Kindergarten teacher on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She received her Bachelor's degree in education at Syracuse University, and completed a Master's degree in Early Childhood and Special Education at Bank Street College in Manhattan. Rebecca writes children's books with relatable characters and engaging stories that nourish her readers' spirit and that allow them to find their spark.

JESSICA GIBSON is a freelance illustrator born from the riverfront area of Detroit, Michigan. She has been drawing whimsical expressive characters and concept art since the moment Ishe first picked up a pencil. A love of animals, nature, and picture books have always inspired her and led to a career in illustration.