Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems

fireflyjulySelected by Paul B. Janeczko, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet


Firefly July is a book of very short poems broken up into the four seasons. Although the poems are short, they are descriptive, playful, thoughtful and full of joy. As the inside covers states, “…the thirty-six very short poems in this collections show readers young and old that a few perfect words and pictures can make the world glow.” The colorful and modern illustrations perfectly capture the essence of each poem. I think readers will like this book for its imagery, brevity, and color.

Review by Renee Larsen, Hillside Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-3

Illustrator Website: http://melissasweet.net/
Author/Selector Website: http://www.paulbjaneczko.com/

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems
Selected by Paul B. Janeczko, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Candlewick Press
48 pages
Release Date: March 11, 2014
ISBN: 9780763648428 (hardcover)

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