Firefighters!: Speeding! Spraying! Saving!by Patricia Hubbell, Viviana Garofoli
Firefighters rush into their fireproof suits. They pull on their helmets, gloves, and boots. Then off they roar in their trucks zooming away to save the day! Patricia Hubbell keeps the fun coming with another volume with a "things that go" theme. Viviana Garofoli’s simple illustrations using digital art add to the rhyming text that is ideal for preschoolers!
PreS - Gr 1 - The author of Trucks(2003) and Cars(2006, both Marshall Cavendish) presents another winner, this time about community heroes. The tale begins with the "Clang! Clang! Clang!" of the alarm. The firefighters rush to get dressed and board their truck, along with Spot, the firehouse Dalmatian. Brief, pulsing, rhythmic text flows across the pages: "Swing aboard! Hit the gas./Ladder truck roars, heads out fast./Sirens screech-Whee-ahh! Whooo!/Pumper truck comes zooming through!" The crew arrives at the burning building, hauls out the hoses, and rescues the people trapped inside. After a tiring day, the team (including one female) heads back to the station for rest and food, until the bell sounds again. The digital, cartoon-style artwork is simple. Done in vibrant hues of predominantly primary colors, the pictures blend clean backdrops with more detailed views of the firefighters and their equipment. This attractive book on a popular topic will be a big hit at storytime and perfect for one-on-one sharing.-DeAnn Okamura, San Mateo County Library, CACopyright 2007 Reed Business Information
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Patricia Hubbell lives in Easton, Connecticut. To find out more about Pat, visit: www.kidspoet.com
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