‘Firefly Home’ and ‘Neon Leon,’ by Jane Clarke, illustrated by Britta Teckentrup.

Two vibrant interactive books from award-winning author Jane Clarke, stunningly illustrated by the uber-talented Britta Teckentrup.


3A59138F-EAF9-42D4-BB63-4C6ADA016B6FFirefly Home

Poor Florence Firefly is lost – all she wants to do is find her way back home to the other fireflies.  Unfortunately for her, there are lots of other lights around to lead her astray: lighthouses, trains and busy cities. Will she ever get back?

This clever books ‘talks’ to the reader, encouraging them to help Florence find her way back home. Clapping as fast as you can, tracing patterns and making wishes are all actively encouraged in this beautiful book which acts as the perfect introduction to the dangers of light pollution to the other creatures who inhabit our planet.

903DAEE3-DD89-448A-81A7-38647293EDFANeon Leon

This is the first of Clarke’s three rhyming picture books with publisher, Nosy Crow. It follows the very sad chameleon, Leon.  Wherever he goes, the bright orange chameleon just can’t seem to blend in with the others. Every knows that chameleons are supposed to be hard to spot!

Readers are encouraged to help Leon find his perfect home whilst learning about colours, counting and sharpening their powers of observation. Surely there is somewhere that will suit Leon perfectly?

Two clever and stylish picture books which teach little ones about varied creatures and habitats, but also allow them to practise key skills like counting and colour recognition.


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