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Summary: This story starts by introducing readers to a fire truck and then the truck is off to fight a fire. This picture book has a poetry-like approach to talking about a firetruck and what he does.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book,
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 5; read yourself: 7 to 9
Interest Level: 1 to 6
Reading Level: 2.2
Age of Child: Read with a 2-year-old boy.
Young Reader Reaction: My son liked the truck and all the noise sounds. He asked us to read this one again. My son loved it and I was not surprised at all. He loves firetrucks and the action involved.
Adult Reader Reaction: This book had a little too much going on on each page for me. So much so that I found it distracting from the story. I didn't like how the fire truck kept focusing on how good looking he was.
Pros: Cute pictures and a high-interest theme will have toddlers and preschoolers asking for this book!
Cons: The pages may be a little too busy for some readers.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. Certain kids will love it and the other books in the series
Educational Themes: The story is pretty self contained. Have fun making the different noises. Use this as a precursor to visiting a fire station.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.
Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, transportation, fantasy, series book
Date(s) Reviewed: February 2016
Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.