Fireflies at midnight

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Apr 1, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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A robin cheerfully greets the day at dawn.

A horse nibbles grass under the heat of the midday sun.

A rabbit stands still, disappearing into the grass at dusk.

As evening falls, a frog tells the world that he's the king of the pond.

During one summer day, these and other creatures tell their tales, celebrating their ordinary -- but extraordinary -- lives in verse. Young readers will be entranced by the many voices created by renowned poet Marilyn Singer. They will be encouraged to look more closely at the surprising world around them -- morning, noon, and night.

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This is an excellent book of animal poetry, much of it freeform. Poetry books aren't typically my thing but I had fun reading this one. I love the illustrations with their photographic undertone. Read full review

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User Review  - Bree - Goodreads

Notes: nature poems full of alliteration art looks like retouched photos -- pretty used for age 4-7 Read full review


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About the author (2003)

Marilyn Singer is the prolific author of more than sixty books, including several nonfiction books about animals and many poetry collections, such as Turtle in July, Monster Museum, Footprints on the Roof: Poems About the Earth, and The Company of Crows.

She lives with her husband and many pets in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington Depot, Connecticut, where she spends much of her time watching the animals around her.

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