Monday, June 14, 2010

Time to Remember (and giveaway)

"It was a time of innocence.
A time of "kick the can" and climbing trees,
of riding bikes and skinning knees,
of endless days and porch swing nights,
watching flickering dancing lights.
It was a time to remember." - Robert Nutt (Amy's Light)
































As soon as the evenings grew warm, S began asking, "Is it firefly season yet?" And just as he got settled into bed, he would run back to the window for one last check. A few nights ago, as he lay sleeping, his dad and I saw the first flickers. We made plans to celebrate the following night with an outdoor reading of "Amy's Light". Satch put on his pajamas, grabbed a glow ring, listened and waited for the lights.



















Amy's Light by Robert Nutt is an enchanting story that truly reflects the wonder and innocence of childhood through the magical experience of catching fireflies. The illustrations are beautiful beyond words, lifelike, yet dreamy. The moonlight, the glow of the fireflies reflecting in the little girl's eyes...BREATHTAKING!

The generous peeps at Dawn Publishing are allowing me to giveaway a copy of Amy's Light to one very lucky reader...and you have no idea how happy this makes me.

Kindly leave a comment on the post (please include your email for winner notification) by midnight Sunday June 20th. Tell me about your earliest memory of fireflies or a firefly moment shared with your child. The winner will be picked by random generator and announced Monday June 21st.

"In the night we shall go in...
















and your hands,
















your little hands and mine...





















will steal the stars". - Pablo Neruda

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posted by Wendy at 5:41 AM

7 Comments:

Blogger Paula said...

You know my wee girl would love this! She's thrilled that the fireflies are back. PJK

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Jill said...

Hi Wendy,
I grew up in the country and fell asleep to loud insect choruses in the summertime. We live in the city now, and I have to be a bit more creative to bring those innocent pleasures such as fireflies, stars, etc. to my children. It's not easy. My three year old daughter delights in watering our herbs in pots and we have a resident baby praying mantis living on our pineapple sage plant.
take care, Jill
redapplepie (at) hotmail (dot) com

2:38 PM  
Blogger Carrie at Rhubarbsky said...

I grew up without fireflies. I think the first time I ever saw them was at the very end of a beautiful wedding in Texas. It was like the earth put on an extra special show for the newlyweds.

rhubarbsky gmail com

7:08 PM  
Anonymous pixie said...

SO BEAUTIFUL, wen! i love the pablo...i've never seen fireflies with miles yet, but hope to soon. we don't have them here. so the only time i've ever seen them is in nashville and in oklahoma, sitting on a porch with my Grampie and eating loads of watermelon.
love you and your snapshots of beauty...

2:15 AM  
Blogger Shana said...

What beautiful night photos of S! I love the dreamy quality of them... Fireflies are magical! We spent many summers camping in Wisconsin State parks with my brother and sisters and the fireflies always enchanted the evening campsites. Now Maia is thrilled when we see them light up in our yard!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

What a lovely book. One of my favorite firefly memory is when my oldest son was a tyke-when he caught his first one-the wonder of it on his face :)
aunteegem@yahoo.com

9:59 PM  
Blogger sibabe64 said...

a few years ago we collected over 50 of them with my daughter and when we let them go it was so beautiful. It is so amazing that a bug can make such a beautiful light in the sky at night.

sibabe64 at ptd dot net

11:02 AM  

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