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Children's LiteratureYoung readers can learn how Firefighter Mark spends 24 hours on duty. This book is part of the "First Facts, Community Helpers at Work Series." The day's activities are presented in question and answer format. For example, the question "Where do firefighters sleep?" is followed by a photograph of Mark sleeping in his fire station bed. A clock appears with each picture, so the readers can track the time of the activities. Fun facts are also included such as how many fires a year are reported in the United States. The end material of the book includes a glossary, book references, and an Internet address. The book shows all the aspects of a full-time fire fighter's day from cleaning the fire truck to dealing with a fire. Readers can get a sense that a firefighter's job includes some not so exciting aspects such as having to make lunch for the crew. The book does a great job of showing the reality of the demanding job that requires one to be on duty at all times. The photographs match the text well, and large type face is used to encourage reading. 2004, Capstone Press, Ages 5 to 8.