Dan is a fire dog who spends ALL of his time eating cookies. In fact, he's so busy eating cookies, he has no time to help the fire fighters when they need him. Will Dan ever learn the importance of helping others?
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The Cookie Eating Fire Dog based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Dan, a Dalmatian fire dog, lives with the local firefighters and is expected to go with them to fight fires when the alarm bell rings. Dan decides he doesn't want to be part of the fire-fighting team. Instead he stays back at the station to do his most favourite thing ever... eat cookies. The Fire Chief is not amused and instructs his crew to get Dan moving and to do his job! Dan learns a very valuable lesson one day when he is confronted with an empty fire station and a fire that is burning right before his eyes. "Suddenly, Dan noticed a dark cloud swirling over his head. Smoke filled his nose. He stopped chewing. The little blue rug in front of the stove was on fire!" Will Dan remember how to fight a fire and extinguish it? Can he single-pawedly ( I made that word up ) save the fire station by his brave actions to snuff out those potentially dangerous flames? Oh my! This book is based on a tale that was stored away by the author for twenty years. It contains wonderful life lessons: make the right choices, own up to your responsibilities, be a team player if it's required of you and be brave and pro-active in a time of need. The illustrations are colourful and kid-friendly. The author has included Safety tips for both kids and parents at the end of the book and a yummy recipe for Super Snappy Ginger Snaps, Dan's favourite cookies. I love a happy ending and this book delivers. Dan learns his lessons and at the sound of the next fire bell, he dresses up in his fireman gear and is ready to hop on the truck to help out his fellow fire fighters. He proves that he is doggone great at fire fighting!
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Meet Dan who is supposed to be a fire dog in The Cookie Eating Fire Dog by Lida Sideris. Dan was supposed to pull on his shiny black boots, slip into his bright yellow coat, and put on his red hat whenever the fire bell rang in the fire station. Whenever the fire bell rang, the firefighters jumped onto the fire truck and raced away to the fire. However, Dan jumped onto the fire station couch whenever the fire bell rang, made himself comfortable, and ate cookies. The fire chief was not too happy with Dan's behavior. The next time the fire bell rang, two fire fighters carried Dan over to the fire truck and lifted him on board. When they reached the place, all the fire fighters hurried to fight the fire, but Dan had found a bag of peanut butter cookies. Will Dan change and start helping the fire fighters? The story is charming and readers will love Dan. The story is all about helping others and readers will wonder if Dan can change and start helping others. The illustrations breathe life into the story, scenes, and characters, and give a good pace and movement. It is a good story to make children understand the importance of helping others and can be used in classrooms and homes for read aloud and story telling sessions. The safety tips at the end of the book for children and parents are very useful. Parents and children can try out the recipe at the end of the book during the weekend so that they can enjoy a fun activity session together in the kitchen.