My Mom Is a Firefighter

My Mom Is a Firefighter

by Lois G. Grambling, Jane Manning, Jane K. Manning
     
 

Every little boy has a hero. Billy's happens to be his mom.

Billy has two families—his mom and dad, and his firehouse "uncles," who work with his mom. Having a firehouse family is lots of fun. But Billy also knows that firefighters have an important job to do, protecting people and putting out fires. To get the job done right, they all have to work as a

Overview

Every little boy has a hero. Billy's happens to be his mom.

Billy has two families—his mom and dad, and his firehouse "uncles," who work with his mom. Having a firehouse family is lots of fun. But Billy also knows that firefighters have an important job to do, protecting people and putting out fires. To get the job done right, they all have to work as a team—even Billy can lend a hand!

From award-winning author Lois G. Grambling and New York Times bestselling illustrator Jane Manning comes a heartfelt story of a little boy who wants to be just like his mom when he grows up.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
Billy says he has two families. The first is his mom, his dad, and himself. The second is comprised of his "firehouse uncles" who are his mother's co-workers at the Floral Avenue firehouse. Through Billy, readers are introduced to the fire station, what firefighters do to put out a fire and ensure the safety of the people and the site, and the tasks that need to be done when the firefighters return from a fire, such as cleaning the air masks, washing and rolling the hoses, and scrubbing the tools. His mother goes to his school and talks about fire safety. Just like a family, the firefighters gather together for dinner at the end of the day. Because they are busy putting out a fire, Billy is making dinner for them today. There is a lot of information packed into this story. Readers will sense the camaraderie of the firefighters and Billy's pride in his mother. Billy's first person narration sets the tone for the story. The cartoon illustrations work well with the tone and show scenes inside and outside the firehouse, show the equipment, and the firefighters putting out a blaze. This is ideal for preschool and primary grade units on fire safety and careers. Keep it in mind for a story time about mothers and for those young people who want a book about firefighters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060586409
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/21/2007
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Lois G. Grambling has written numerous award-winning picture books, including Can I Have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I? Please!?, illustrated by H. B. Lewis; The Witch Who Wanted to be a Princess, illustrated by Judy Love; and Daddy Will be There, illustrated by Walter G. Kessel. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, Arthur.

Jane Manning is the illustrator of dozens of children's books, including the I Can Read Book Baa-Choo! by Sarah Weeks and the New York Times bestselling The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches by Alice Low. She currently lives in Deep River, Connecticut.

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