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Posted September 30, 2013
My 2 year old LOVES this book. We had to get her a copy because she would want it everytime we went to the library and would be very upset if it was already out. Funny, easy for her to understand and we discuss what Ted "should have done" so she actually learns about fire safety.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 15, 2010
I teach Preschool and I'm always looking for a story that is easy for the youngest to understand. I ordered this book hoping to use it in my classroom with my 3 year olds. I was not only disapointed in the book I was outraged at the message... Young Ted awakes to the smell of smoke in his house and what does he do? He looks for a Firefieghter (he does not leave the house for saftey) he proceeds to build his own fire extinguisher, enters his kitchen that is full of smoke ... fortunatly it was just burnt toast but I was very upset by the content. I assume the Author was tring to be funny but we need to be more responsible. I cannot believe this book was published!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 17, 2009
Andrea Beaty has a winning way about her - not only does she pen attention getting, smile provoking books for young readers but these books also teach valuable lessons. Her creation, Ted, a very helpful litttle bear, was last seen as Doctor Ted. Now, he comes to the rescue as Firefighter Ted.
It all begins when he awakens one morning to smell smoke. He searches everywhere for a firefighter but there isn't one to be found. Well, what's a very helpful bear to do? He has no choice but to become a firefighter himself!
Fortunately, he did have a fire truck but not a fire extinguisher, so he made one and then dashed off in the direction of the smokey smell. Of all things it turned out to be coming from his breakfast toast. Ted immediately took control of the situation, shouting "Stand back" sprayed the smoking toast, and helped his mother to safety Needless to say his mother was very happy to send him off to school.
However, Principal Bigram wasn't too glad to see Ted as he was late, which caused the portly principal to overheat. You can imagine what a diligent firefighter might do in that case or at the school science fair.
Pascal Lemaitre who illustrated Doctor Ted brings us the ginger snap faced Ted in bold primary colors. His illustrations are cut-out clean and energetic as he captures the characters moods with a lift of an eyebrow or wide eyed surprise.
Of course, as young readers enjoy Ted's latest adventure they'll also be reminded of the importance of fire prevention and how fortunate we are to have firefighters who are dedicated to keeping us safe.
- Gail Cooke
Posted November 13, 2010
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