BN.com price
(Save 14%)$17.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $11.18   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-K-A simple description of emergency personnel and equipment and the vehicles that transport them. Police, paramedics, utility workers, fire fighters, and coast guard rush to answer various calls in a variety of clearly labeled cars, trucks, boats, and flying machines. A historical section describes modes of transport for police and early ambulances and fire trucks. Gibbons's stylistic, flat, colorful illustrations accurately depict the events described in the text and add more for observant readers to interpret. However, they do not depict anyone in danger-no one needs to be rescued from burning buildings, the people on the stretchers appear to be awake, and floating in a life boat doesn't seem very dangerous. This popular subject is often included in general works on the individual services such as Susan Kuklin's Fighting Fires (Bradbury, 1993), but not often as a subject by itself. Peter Lafferty and David Jefferis's To the Rescue (Watts, 1990) is more detailed and is aimed at an older audience, though not out of reach for astute preschoolers. Turn on the sirens and make room on the shelf for this one-but it won't be parked there very long.-Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY
Hazel Rochman
The exciting facts in this simple information book will delight all those children who play games about rescue dramas. Clear, brightly colored pictures show dramatic situations in which emergency crews save people from danger. The focus is on their vehicles and specialized equipment: ambulances, fire engines, Coast Guard boats, helicopters, police cars with sirens blaring. There's no sensationalism; with these experts in charge, everything is under control, whether the emergency is at sea, on a snowy mountain, or in a burning house. Kids will want to talk about these pictures and relate them to the fire hydrant on the street and the urgent scenes on the nightly news.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823411283
  • Publisher: Holiday House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 817,250
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 0.01 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)