Fire Fighters

Fire Fighters

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by Norma Simon, Pam Paparone
     
 

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Open the firehouse doors.

Start the engines.

They're off!

They're the fire fighters, speeding to the scene of a fire.

In their truck they answer the call.

But will they make it in time?

And what happens when their work is through?

Fire Fighters takes readers from the fire station to a house gone up in flames and back to the

Overview

Open the firehouse doors.

Start the engines.

They're off!

They're the fire fighters, speeding to the scene of a fire.

In their truck they answer the call.

But will they make it in time?

And what happens when their work is through?

Fire Fighters takes readers from the fire station to a house gone up in flames and back to the station again. Trusty dalmatians help youngsters understand the seriousness of fighting a fire.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
PW found this explanation of fire fighting "well suited to preschoolers." All the fighters are Dalmatians, shown rescuing puppies and cleaning up the station after work. Ages 2-4. (Apr.)
Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
There must be 4 million (OK, maybe 400) children's books about firefighters. The subject seems to be endlessly fascinating-they wear neat clothes, ride on cool trucks and wield axes in dangerous situations. This book does not add anything particularly exciting to the literary canon. The illustrations use anthropomorphic dogs for all of the people-and not surprisingly, the firefighters are Dalmatians. The text is straightforward, and will appeal to a young audience.
School Library Journal
PreS-K-A warm, inviting look at the workings of a firehouse, featuring dogs as characters. The factual details are presented in the simple, straightforward, and age-appropriate text: ``Fire fighters wear masks to help them breathe through the smoke. They search upstairs and downstairs to get everyone out.'' Paparone's bright gouache illustrations showcase a firehouse full of dalmatians engaging in a variety of action-packed activities, showing just how busy firefighters' days can be. Her colorful and eyecatching pictures complement the text by showing each of the events in an uncluttered, appealing format. For more detailed information, try Katherine Winkleman's Fire House (Walker, 1994) or Susan Kuklin's Fighting Fires (Bradbury, 1993). Overall, Fire Fighters is sure to be popular with young audiences.-Lisa Marie Gangemi, Farmingdale Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689820700
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
0.09(w) x 8.50(h) x 8.50(d)
Lexile:
410L (what's this?)
Age Range:
1 - 5 Years

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Fire Fighters 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Clearly the most understandable and fun firefighter book for young readers.