HOW TO SURVIVE AS A FIREFLY
WRITTEN BY KRISTEN FOOTE and ILLUSTRATED BY ERICA SALCEDO
A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION
"Foote...has her finger on the pulse of her audience... Illuminating, of course—and also a good deal of fun" -- Kirkus Reviews
"Although Foote’s approach is redolent with humor, she wisely keeps the text fairly info-packed and straightforward, saving the broader comedy for the illustrations, where there are plenty of sight gags to tease out. The larvae are marvelously individuated..." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Like the young fireflies, inquiring minds will devour the interesting tidbits about this unique family of insects." --Booklist
"Does anyone really know where fireflies come from? This book tackles the question with colorful cartoon drawings and a humorous story line..." --School Library Journal
Listen up, larvae! I've been in the trenches for the last year and a half, and let me tell you, there is danger lurking behind every tree and headlight. With my expertise, you'll learn how to hunt your first meal (snail soup anyone?), what makes your abdomen glow (put down the fire extinguisher!), and how to react when your mate wants to eat you for dinner (who knew fireflies could be cannibals?). Buck up, buttercup – you're in for the flight of your life! If you know what’s good for you, you'll stop goofing around and pay attention to How to Survive as a Firefly, or you might never make it to adulthood!
How to Survive as a Firefly provides a unique take on insect science that will entertain and educate in and out of the classroom. Full of opportunities for extended learning, this book includes fun facts hidden throughout the hilarious illustrated story – and after, a glossary of important terms and some real firefly photos. If you’ve ever wondered how these fascinating beetles grow and glow — and like to laugh while you learn — this book is for you!
RETAIL PRICE USD $16.99 · Full Color Hardcover Picture Book