Fireflies for Nathan

by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
illustrated by John Ward

This book is about a six year old boy who go visits his grandparents. Inquiring from his grandparents about what his father enjoyed doing when he was six, Nathan is interested to find out that his father's favorite thing was to catch fireflies. So, when night came, Nathan along with his Nana and Poppy set out to catch fireflies just like his father did as a young boy. After reading this book, my kids became very intrigued with fireflies. I only wish that we lived in a place where they could share my own childhood joys of catching fireflies!