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Flashing Fire Engines
     

Flashing Fire Engines

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by Tony Mitton, Ant Parker (Illustrator)
 

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Clang! Clang! Wee-woo! Wee-woo! Here comes the hook and ladder, roaring to the rescue! Bouncing along on Tony Mitton's rhythmic text come Ant Parker's delightful animal characters. Meticulously researched, "Flashing Fire Engines" is full of facts cleverly disguised as fun.

Both the New York City Fire Department and the London Fire Brigade were consulted on this

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Clang! Clang! Wee-woo! Wee-woo! Here comes the hook and ladder, roaring to the rescue! Bouncing along on Tony Mitton's rhythmic text come Ant Parker's delightful animal characters. Meticulously researched, "Flashing Fire Engines" is full of facts cleverly disguised as fun.

Both the New York City Fire Department and the London Fire Brigade were consulted on this title. So you can be sure that the drawings, text, and illustrated glossary are accurate. Warning! Once read, this lively book is sure to become a favorite with kids and parents alike.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The fire alarm sounds and the firemen, (an assortment of anthropomorphic animals), put on their yellow gear and jump into the fire truck. They roar to the scene with sirens howling and once there put out the flames and rescue an occupant of the enflamed building. The rhyming text will appeal to young listeners and the bright, amusing illustrations are filled with things to discuss. The last page offers a recap of fire fighting equipment.
NY Times Book Review
..[C]aptures the glamour and excitement of fire engiens that children find so appealing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753453070
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Amazing Machines Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
139,797
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Ant Parker is known for his distinctive, vibrant work in books such as Charlie Chick. His artwork has been animated for BBC Children's TV and he illustrated the bestselling Amazing Machines picture-book series. His other titles include the pop-up counting book 10 Little Monsters, and an I Am Reading title: JJ Rabbit and the Monster. Ant lives in London.

Tony Mitton has been reading and writing since he was 9. He began writing specifically for children around the age of 40 while still working as a primary school and special needs teacher. He now works full-time as a writer and sometimes performs his poems in schools and libraries and occasionally at other venues, mainly in the UK. His main published work consists of solo collections of lyric and narrative poetry, and verse picture books illustrated by a range of illustrators. His picture books include Down by the Cool of the Pool (with Guy Parker-Rees) and The Somethingosaur (with Russell Ayto). He was recently contracted to rewrite the English verse texts for Dick Bruna's Miffy series of preschool books.

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Flashing Fire Engines 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CUTE FIRE STORY USING ANIMALS, IT'S VERY EASY TO READ & KINDA SHORT BUT MY SON LOVED IT! COLORFUL BOOK!