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The Fire Cat (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Overview

In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers—they could read the story comfortably and not feel overwhelmed by the text. Following suit came such classics as Peggy Parish's Amelia Bedelia series, Lillian Hoban's books about Arthur the monkey, and Syd Hoff's popular Danny and the Dinosaur. Many books ...

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Overview

In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers—they could read the story comfortably and not feel overwhelmed by the text. Following suit came such classics as Peggy Parish's Amelia Bedelia series, Lillian Hoban's books about Arthur the monkey, and Syd Hoff's popular Danny and the Dinosaur. Many books in this series are special in the depth of emotion evoked - Little Bear, the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel, and Daniel's Duck by Clyde Bulla, to name a few - and all are enjoyed by children of all ages. Preschool - Grade 1.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780808593874
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1983
  • Series: I Can Read Book 1 Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 782,444
  • Age range: 6 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Esther Averill is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the well-known Cat Club stories about Jenny Linsky and her friends.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2007

    a childhood favorite

    this is a great book for those of us just starting out on the reading road and Pickles the fire cat is a great friend to go down that road with.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Great Read

    I was a little weary at first of how well my two year old would sit through this long book. My son loves this book. My brother-in-law is a firefighter so hes really into anything that has to do with firefighters. He also loves animals. At first when I flipped through the book there were not many pictures but he did not seem to mind that at all. He sat contently and listened to the whole story. He even kept asking why the big cat was so mean to the little cats. He said that was not nice of him. I think this is a great book and many children will love it. The length of it is a little bit long and I was suprised my two year old sat through it but he did and he really enjoyed it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

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    was my brother's favorite book

    and now it's my daughter's -- Fire Cats definitely have their appeal among those high-energy little ones!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

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    Great Book!

    My daughter really enjoys reading this book; she has read it several times. Cute story about a cat that was "bad" who turned "good", who was a menace, but became a great helper.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Good story about redemption.

    My kids all like this book and I love the deeper story of how Pickles was not a bad cat or a good cat. A great learning story for kids and fun to read too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2011

    excellent book for kids ages 3-8

    loved the story. My 7 y old daughter and 5 y old son want to listen to it over and over. Has great real life/moral point to it as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2009

    Pretty Good

    I bought this for my 3 year old. Of course he can't read yet but he loves books so I got it. Some of the pages are very long & he gets tires of waiting for me to read the whole page. He gets the gist & wants to move on. Cute story. I'm sure he'll enjoy it more once he's reading to himself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2009

    Good choice

    This book was great for my 6 year old to read. Most of the words are on the 1st grade level and he was so excited to read a "big" book by himself!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2005

    LOVE this book!

    Read this when I was a kid in the hospital during the 80's and had to have it for my birthday. One of the greatest children's books I have ever read. I have thought about it over the years before I bought it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2004

    My favorite as a kid...and inspired me later in life

    This book was such a favorite of mine when I was little. I'm going to pick it up as a baby gift for my Neice Morgan. (She was born yesterday). I made my mom read me this book every night when I was little, and was always fascinated with fire trucks. Guess what, I'm now in a fire department as a medic, and will be starting firefighter training! Too bad we don't allow cats in the fire house...Pickles was such a good fire house cat too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2004

    Pickles was not a good cat. Pickles was not a bad cat.

    This is the book I learned to read with and it brings back fond memories. The book reads,'Pickles was not a good cat. Pickles was not a bad cat.' It is a great story with a happy ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2004

    Mom/ children's book seller

    Ok baby boomers, who remembers Captain Kangaroo reading this while we ate our cornflakes in front of the tv? I sure do! It's a great story showing that all bad characters can repent & learn to do good. Good story - good lesson.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2003

    Still a Great Book

    I read this book when I was in second grade and I have read it to my children. My son is getting married and when he and his wife have children I will read it to my grandchildren.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2002

    Memory Lane

    My oldest son learned to read with this book when he was only three years old; I just purchased it for Christmas for his daughter;

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2001

    Pickles is the BEST

    When my son was 3, he received this book as a gift from a friend. He loved this book so much that for his birthday he asked for a cat so that he could name him Pickles. He got his cat, named him Pickles and 8 years later - we still have a great story to tell!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2000

    Go Pickles! The Cat with Big Paws!

    I loved the book with Pickles in it. I used to read it when I was little and I recommend the book to anyone who will ask. Enjoy reading the story. My favorite part was when pickles showed his BIG paws.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2000

    The Fire Cat Is The Bomb

    I used to read it all the time when i was little and now i want to read it to my younger friends. I know they'll love it and so will you if you just read it. Pickles the cat has to prove to the firemen and everyone else that he really cares for the other cats in the neighborhood

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    Posted February 17, 2012

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    Posted August 22, 2009

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    Posted August 8, 2009

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