The Fire Cat

The Fire Cat

by Esther Averill

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Overview

The Fire Cat by Esther Averill

Pickles the fire cat to the rescue!

Pickles is a young cat with big paws who wishes to do big things with them! When he's adopted by the local firehouse, Pickles works hard to be a good fire cat. He learns to jump on a fire truck. He learns to help put out a fire, and he even helps out in a rescue.

Beginning readers will cheer as Pickles gets his wish and finds something big to do with his paws. With sweet illustrations from author-illustrator Esther Averill, this Level One I Can Read book is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064440387
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/07/1983
Series: I Can Read Book 1 Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 67,955
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile: 400L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 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.

Table of Contents

Pickles
5(32)
The Fire Cat
32(20)
The Old Tree
52

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Fire Cat: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 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!
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing 18 hours 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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Guest More than 1 year ago
Read this when I was a kid in the hospital during the 80's and had to have it for my birthday. One of the greatest children's books I have ever read. I have thought about it over the years before I bought it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was such a favorite of mine when I was little. I'm going to pick it up as a baby gift for my Neice Morgan. (She was born yesterday). I made my mom read me this book every night when I was little, and was always fascinated with fire trucks. Guess what, I'm now in a fire department as a medic, and will be starting firefighter training! Too bad we don't allow cats in the fire house...Pickles was such a good fire house cat too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok baby boomers, who remembers Captain Kangaroo reading this while we ate our cornflakes in front of the tv? I sure do! It's a great story showing that all bad characters can repent & learn to do good. Good story - good lesson.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the book I learned to read with and it brings back fond memories. The book reads,'Pickles was not a good cat. Pickles was not a bad cat.' It is a great story with a happy ending.