Firenze’s Light: A Children’s Book about Gratitude, Compassion and Self-Appreciation (Firenze and Friends)

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Follow Firenze, a feisty firefly, as she discovers the power of her light in this fun and encouraging story of friendship and self-appreciation. Firenze’s friends love her light, but Firenze doesn’t think it’s so great. How can she when it’s nearly impossible to play a good game of hide-and-seek?!! When Firenze’s light and a new friend’s artwork unexpectedly combine, she must decide whether she will keep her light hidden or find the courage to let it shine. No bullying-Let’s model healthy friendshipsFirenze’s Light is a beautifully illustrated picture book that sets itself apart by leaving out the bullying and shame found in many traditional children’s books. Readers will find encouraging, kind characters inspiring self-appreciation, gratitude, kindness and compassion. It’s unfortunate that bullying will still happen in life, however Firenze’s Light shows readers new ways to navigate conflict gently and compassionately, embracing rather than rejecting differences. The best book for bedtimeThe rich illustrations in Firenze’s Light glow, creating a perfect opportunity for reading together, snuggled up in bed with a flashlight. This book will compliment a collection with titles from authors like Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), Laurie Wright (I Can Handle It – Mindful Mantras) and Brandon Walden (Seeds and Trees). A book about loving who you are….even when it’s difficult Embracing your differences doesn’t happen overnight. It helps to have encouraging friends, positive language and patience. Author Jessica Collaco was inspired by authors like Rachel Hollis (Girl, Wash Your Face, Girl, Stop Apologizing), Brene Brown (Rising Strong, The Gifts of Imperfection) and Elizabeth Gilbert (City of Girls, Eat, Pray, Love) to create a book that encourages readers to shine from within. While Firenze twirled on the stage, she realized how powerful her light was. It was creating magical art, joy for her friends, and happiness in her heart. Suddenly, Firenze felt very grateful she was a firefly. Ideal for children ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, this is the first in a series of books that reflect gentle parenting and nurture universal values that inspire and empower kids. Firenze’s Light is a thoughtful gift for a baptism, baby shower, dance recital and birthday. Perfect for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, first grade and second grade. Printed in the USA with environmentally-friendly materials.”Your light makes you unique,” said her Mother. “No one shines just like you.”


From the Publisher

Several cute little bugs dance and sing while a Firefly shines her light.

Several cute little bugs dance and sing while a Firefly shines her light.

A hesitant firefly looks at her friends dancing at a party, wondering if she should enter.

A hesitant firefly looks at her friends dancing at a party, wondering if she should enter.

4 bugs look lovingly at their firefly friend, complimenting her light.

4 bugs look lovingly at their firefly friend, complimenting her light.

Book cover with a glowing firefly. Book is titled "Firenze's Light"

Book cover with a glowing firefly. Book is titled "Firenze's Light"

Gorgeous Illustrations

From the detailed facial expressions of each character to the beautiful, glowing backgrounds, Angela Li’s illustrations bring an heirloom quality to this timeless book.

Replaces Shame and Blame with Kindness

Most stories about difference are told modeling teasing, shame and unkindness. We’ve surrounded our little firefly with friendly, encouraging characters, patiently waiting to support Firenze while she decides how she feels about letting her light shine.

Printed in North America

“Firenze’s Light” is printed in Wisconsin by an employee-owned company. Shine Your Light Books places great importance on being intentional with the impact our books make on the little minds we reach, as well as the planet.

Banner with Read More of these fun books by Jessica Collaco on it

Banner with Read More of these fun books by Jessica Collaco on it

Story
Will Firenze keep her light hidden or find the courage to let it shine?
Laugh with Tick and Legs as they endure a very hot day!
Can Tick and Legs still find holiday joy when they can’t celebrate with their friends?
Kids affirm powerful phrases like “I am grateful for who I am and all who love me!”

Themes
Gratitude, Friendship, Self Appreciation
Kindness, Positivity, Problem Solving
Compassion, Empathy, Perseverance
Gratitude, Positivity, Unity

Ages
2-8
3-8
3-8
2-8

kindness, childrens books, kids books, books for kids, gratitude, mindfulness, picture books, gifts

kindness, childrens books, kids books, books for kids, gratitude, mindfulness, picture books, gifts

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00L3Y87DE
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Shine Your Light Books; 1st edition (June 18, 2014)
Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 18, 2014
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 12594 KB
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Print length ‏ : ‎ 28 pages
Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled

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