Leo the Lightning Bug


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Author: Drachman, Eric

Edition: Rei/Com


  • Kidwick Books

Number Of Pages: 32

EAN: 9780970380906

Release Date: 18-11-2005

Languages: English

Item Condition: UsedVeryGood

Binding: Hardcover

Details: Product Description Leo wins our hearts and gains self-confidence in his struggle to make his very own light. Review Praise for Leo the Lightning Bug: "It is astounding to see what can be done with a few pieces of chalk placed in the right hands." From the Publisher "Leo the Lightning Bug" is a unique picture book in that the author (Eric Drachman), illustrator (James Muscarello), and graphic designer (Andrew Leman) all played an important and cooperative part in creating the look and content of the book. (Usually, publishing companies keep these creative types apart from one another and "direct" the book from the sidelines.) Eric also recorded and edited the sound on the audio CD as the illustrations were coming to life, using James' characterizations in choosing takes and making editing choices. From the Author I was inspired to write "Leo the Lightning Bug" while sitting on a screened in porch in the woods one summer and watching a thunder storm. The lightning was striking all around our little cottage when I saw a little lightning bug fly by the screen lighting up his own light! I asked my girlfriend, "Do you think he thinks he's doing all of this?!?" Éand Leo was born. His struggle (with his small size and lack of self-confidence) is not unique to fireflies in the woods Ð all kids Ð and most adults can relate to Leo's adventure. About the Author Eric Drachman (author) has a B.A. in Psychology and an M.F.A. in Acting, with a minor in making kids laugh. In fact, it was Eric's desire to entertain his nieces and nephew that inspired his first rudimentary books-on-tape. It was the success of these tapes to entertain a whole variety of kids (and parents) that led Eric to write and produce "Leo the Lightning Bug." James Muscarello (illustrator) was bitten by the drawing bug at a very young age. Since then, he has studied at California Institute of the Arts and El Camino College. He is currently a freelance sculptor and illustrator living in San Pedro, California. From AudioFile What could be worse than being a lightning bug that cannot light? For young Leo, who is smaller than all his friends and laughed at for all his efforts, the humiliation is overwhelming. The sanctuary of a lightless cave "for a lightless lightning bug" is the perfect place for Leo to vent his feelings and to contemplate a solution. Pleasure abounds in this production. At the start, the listener is invited to cozy up for a bedtime story. Drachman's young nephew is a fabulous Leo and melts hearts with his dejection, earnest efforts to light his light, and soaring confidence. Cricket melodies, rain, and the lightning strike will have listeners checking out the window. Children and adults combine to make this a child-friendly presentation. A.R. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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