Franny the Fearless Firefly

Christina Murphey


4129kjrnr2blStory:

I enjoyed the alliteration. It’s not overdone, and it adds a fun element to the story. The story itself was cute and fun. The writing was age-appropriate, with just enough to stretch a young reader’s vocabulary.

Illustrations:

Fun, bright, and full of interesting details. I quite enjoyed how the illustrator captured all the various expressions of the little fireflies.

Cover:

While the artwork is cute and colorful, the cover design falls flat. Authors can sometimes illustrate their own books (and vice versa), but it takes a bit more know-how to craft a successful, effective cover. In this case, the text treatment is weak – and the title is way too small. The artwork is cute (as mentioned), but compared to the rest of the book, it’s lackluster, with no detail or visual interest.

*****

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