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Leo the Lightning Bug (With Audio CD)

Eric Drachman (Author)

Reading Level: Ages 3-7

Availability: In stock



Illustrator: James Muscarello

Hardcover : 32 pages

Publisher: Kidwick

Language: English

Release Date: November 18, 2005

ISBN: 9780970380906

Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces

Product Dimensions: 9 x 12 x .3 inches



Children will identify with Leo and grasp the importance of believing in themselves as they follow Leo’s adventure to make his very own light. The other lightning bugs tease him, but with determination, motherly support, and a little luck, Leo eventually lights up in the night. Transformed by his newfound confidence, he now laughs at himself, plays with the others, and enjoys a good night’s sleep!

Readers will fall in love with Leo’s spirited pluck, as he courageously overcomes obstacles in his pursuit to illuminate. Aided by some uplifting motherly advice, a burst of energy, a heart full of determination, and a catalytic lightning storm, Leo is able to achieve his bright goal! With his gleaming right of passage comes a new bout of independence that allows Leo to laugh at himself, engage in play with other lightning bugs, and foster his own self-confidence. Easy to relate to for children and parents alike, readers will be enchanted and invigorated by Leo’s lionhearted nature. Receiving recognition such as the number two rank on the Los Angeles Times Children’s Bestsellers List, the 2003 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Children’s Book and Audiobook, the Booksense 76 Children’s Pick (2002), and the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award, critics and book enthusiasts agree that Leo is brilliant (in more than one regard!)

About the author
Eric Drachman 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 nephews that inspired his first rudimentary books-on-tape. Leo the Lightning Bug, Eric’s first book, has sold more than 160,000 copies in the U.S. He has written several more books and has a nice collection of awards for them. Eric records, edits, and produces the dramatic audio CDs that come with each book and has been fortunate to work with wonderful illustrators, composers and vocal talent.