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About MY FIREFLIES

THE PAINTING

In 2006, Ibi made a painting about a certain childhood memory of catching Fireflies and Looking up at the Stars.

THE BOOK

In 2016, this painting's story was published by Scholastic after it won that year's gold prize in their Kids are authors writing contest

THE MOVIE

In 2019, Ibi completed a live action and animated movie about this story. This movie, simply called MY FIREFLIES opened on April 20 and is currently being shown at some film festivals

Video

Check out this great video of Ibi with his Fireflies event in Gulf Shores, Alabama.