A Story of Fireflies and Friendship
Author: Cari Best; illustrated by Jennifer Plecas
A young girl learns what it really means to sparkle in this charming picture book about the challenges and joys of making new friends.
Lightning-bug-loving Maude wants to be a member of the Bug-of-the-Month Club in her new neighborhood, and decides that her entrance speech will be about fireflies. She reads, she researches, she prepares, and she delivers a speech that all the club members love—except for hard-to-please Louise. Louise won't even let Maude in the club! So Maude vows to really let Louise have it for being so rude. But when she does, it's not in the way anyone expects.
Featuring wonderful illustrations by Jennifer Plecas, Cari Best's Bug Off! is a sparkly story about friendship, kindness, and inclusion—packed with info about fireflies, too!
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
In The News
“A useful selection in classrooms as well as a discussion starter at storytime.” —School Library Journal
“Lessons about friendship and inclusion complement lessons about insects and bugs. . .chock full of fascinating facts about fireflies and how to help them.” —Kirkus Reviews