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Amy's Light

The Perfect Bedtime Story for Children Who Are Afraid of the Dark (Includes Photo-Illustrations and Firefly-Catching Fun)


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Share the magical experience of catching fireflies with children in this beautiful picture book in sweet, simple verse. Accompanied by lifelike, soft photo-illustrations, this is a wonderful read-aloud for bedtime and to help children who are afraid of the dark.

Amy is afraid of shadows in her bedroom, but then she notices a slight glow in her backyard. With exuberance she races outside and catches fireflies in an empty jar. She goes back to her room, only to find their lights go dim. But, to her delight, they light up again when she sets them free—and realizes that the shadows in her room were really nothing at all. This simple story is perfect for kids who are afraid of the dark, teachers and parents looking for kids books about bugs, and anyone in need of a firefly book for kids.

Backmatter includes firefly facts, additional resources, and an author's note.

2011 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award
2011 Mom's Choice Gold Award
2011 IBPPG Next Generation Indie Book Award - Finalist
2010 iParenting Media Outstanding Book Award

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Size: 9.50 in x 9.50 in
  • Pages: 44

About the Author

It was a perfect summer evening at dusk. Robert Nutt and his wife were walking down a peaceful street in Asheville, North Carolina, listening to crickets, when they came upon a house with a yard full of dancing, flickering lights. At that moment, Robert knew he would write about it. That night, in bed, the verse just started to come, it "just started spilling out of me, and I wrote it down." The light shone so brightly that he knew he had to share it. Robert is also an experienced designer and "self-appointed digital illusionist" who took the photographs of his daughter that form the photo-illustrations for Amy's Light.

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