cover image Fireflies at Midnight

Fireflies at Midnight

Marilyn Singer. Atheneum Books, $17.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-689-82492-0

In Fireflies at Midnight by Marilyn Singer, a summer day unfolds through the voices of various animals, from a robin at dawn (""Up cheerup I'm up/ Let me be first to greet the light""), to a bat (""I hear/ I see/ the night""), to a mole the following dawn (""In the beneath/ it is mole time/ the whole time""). Ken Robbins's photorealistic art brings each animal into an up-close, often soft focus.