Ten Flashing Firefliesby Philemon Sturges, P. Sturges, A. Vojtech
Luminous pictures and a buoyant, chant-aloud text, combine to make this two-way counting book as joyous and magical as catching fireflies on a summer night.
Meet the Author
Philemon Sturges was an architect and the author of several books for children, including "I Love Trains!, I Love Trucks!, I Love Planes!, I Love School!, " and "I Love Bugs!"
Anna Vojtech has illustrated numerous books for children, mostly folktales and stories about nature. Nature has always been a strong source of inspiration for Anna. Her pictures are full of flowers and animals, of giraffes and elephants, of little birds and chipmunks. Folktales are also about people, their nature and their spirit. Her illustrations have brought readers closer to the stories and traditions of their countries.
Anna grew up in Prague, Czechoslovakia, what is now the Czech Republic. "Prague was a magical place to grow up. We were surrounded by beauty, mystery, history and by nature." She studied art and toy design at the School of Applied Arts and animation film and graphics at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. Later she attended the Royal Academy in Antwerp, Belgium and the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany where she met her German-American husband.
Since 1982 she has lived on Cape Ann, Massachusetts with her husband and their two sons.
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I purchased the book for my little friend who is 2 and 1/2 years old. He has recently become interested in fireflies and when I saw that it was a counting and rhyming book (I am a former teacher), I decided it was just what I wanted. He loves the rhyming and tries to say it along with me and he loves to count the fireflies, both in and out of the jar. I highly recommend this book for a fun, entertaining and educational child at the preschool age!