The Fire Cat (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1)

The Fire Cat (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1)

by Esther Averill

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613836729
Publisher: Perfection Learning Corporation
Publication date: 03/26/2013
Series: I Can Read Book 1 Series
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About 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.

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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Fire Cat: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Natesmom07 More than 1 year ago
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.
tejneckyc More than 1 year ago
and now it's my daughter's -- Fire Cats definitely have their appeal among those high-energy little ones!
kimbrady on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"The Fire Cat" tells the story of Pickles, a "mixed up" stray, and his journey towards goodness. One of the ideas in this book is that everyone can be good and helpful if they try, and find the right outlet. The book is illustrated simply, all in red, yellow, black, and white. The focus is on the text, which is designed with common words for beginning readers. It is a level 1 "I Can Read" book, especially for grades PreS-1. This would make a good addition to a first grade classroom or a school library.
eecnelsen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pickles the cat finds a friend Mrs. Goodkind he gets trapped in a tree and gets taken home by the firemen. Pickles causes lots of trouble but becomes the firehouse mascot. This book is simular to Curious George or Amilia Bedelia in the way that the character is always in trouble yet very loveble
justineaylward on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites. Shows how we can even misunderstand ourselves. A story of Pickles, who was kind of a bully and dissatisfied with his life, until he meets Mrs. Goodkind who helps him to fulfill his potential.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first "real" book with chapters and full pages of text that my ds has read by himself. The story of a troublesome homeless cat who finds a home and a purpose at the firehouse after he is rescued from a tree in a rain storm. His life comes full circle when he rescues a cat too far out on a thin branch during his duty as fire cat.A classic children's easy reader. A wonderful, wholesome story that does not show any signs of ageing. One has a feeling that the story is not happening today but rather than feeling old-fashioned it has the air of a very small town about it. Averill's artwork is a joy. Done in red, yellow and black they suit the text wonderfully. I always find it very satisfying when the author has also done the illustrations. Again, the illustrations feel more small town-ish than they do old-fashioned except for that little black corded phone which turns up in a few pictures near the end. Ds enjoyed reading the book, often wanting to read more than his required number of daily pages. He's very fond of animal stories and this one didn't disappoint.The "An I Can Read Book" series has been around since the mid to late fifties and has in recent times started to be reprinted under the name of "I Can Read!". Many of the old titles are being reprinted under the new series name as of course are new ones, but it is the old titles, one should seek out. The reading level is much more consistent and the authors are some of the greats in children's literature. Esther Averill's The Fire Cat is a book that will never go out of print and is highly recommended as a read aloud to preschool children and as a first reader for children of any age (it is not too babyish for older struggling readers) who are ready to read at this level.
betsyeggers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book about a cat that wants very badly to fit in, but has trouble doing so. Only after he is rescued from a tree does he realize his calling as a fire cat. This is a great book for children who have been reading and are ready to start reading easy chapter books. There is also a lesson to the story about mistreating other. You see, Pickles was mean to other cats around him until he came met Joe the firefighter, and then he was kind to all the other cats and even rescued them from trees. I recommend this book for my library (medium public library).
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book about Pickles, a naughty cat who wants to do great things. Pickles spends all his time chasing other cats and won¿t live even in a very nice house, but when he¿s rescued by firemen, he is given a chance to live at the firehouse. He works very hard to be good there, and they keep him. At the end of the book he rescues another cat from a tree.
Rusi1999 More than 1 year ago
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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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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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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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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