By Ralphine Major

Just in time for the 2022 Synchronous Fireflies Event in the Great Smoky Mountains set for June 3-10 is the release of “Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin, and the Synchronous Fireflies of the Great Smoky Mountains,” a fun and educational book for children to learn about one of nature’s most spectacular displays.

Each year, thousands of people vie for a limited number of tickets for the week-long viewing of the amazing fireflies.  Synchronized fireflies light up all at the same time and then go dim at the same time.  It is truly one of nature’s most spectacular demonstrations.  This unique happening occurs only once a year at a remote setting called Elkmont which was once a thriving logging camp.  Elkmont is close to the tourist towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge where Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin, and her family enjoy a vacation.  Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin, is a registered trademark.

Visit and follow Wayne and Ralphine Major on Facebook to learn more about the authors and their journey that started in the church choir when Wayne heard a voice say, “You need to write children’s books.”  For more information, contact Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc. at or call 423-926-9983. Available on Amazon, Barnes& and through Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc.,

Words of Faith: “But Jesus called them unto him, and said, suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” Luke 18:16 (KJV).