By Bianca Schulze Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 11, 2010
by Mark Teague
Reading level: Ages 3-5
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Orchard Books; 1 edition (May 1, 2010)
What to expect: Firefighters, Dogs, Humor
Most kids, boys and girls, are fascinated by firefighters and their big, red trucks. In this book, Firehouse, readers get to live the amusing journey of Edward and his cousin Judy as they learn how to be firefighters.
Mark Teague provides a ton of entertainment, especially with his illustrations. Each page is ablaze with rich color and wisecrack comedy, including an out-of-control fire hose.
Not taking the job of a firefighter lightly, Edward’s character is thrust into a real emergency and is able to put his newly learned skills into action—saving the day, of course. The vibrant Firehouse is a fun and exciting read for preschoolers, children who enjoy conversations beginning with “When I grow up …,” and dog lovers (each page is laden with all kinds of dogs)!
Oh, did I mention that this book received the Parent’s Choice Award Silver Medal?
About the author: Mark Teague is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. His books include Funny Farm, a 2009 Parents’ Choice Silver Award Picture Book; Dear Mrs. La Rue: Letters From Obedience School, the 2002 Book Sense Illustrated Book of the Year; Detective LaRue: Letters from the Investigation; Letters from the Campaign Trail: LaRue for Mayor; and Pigsty. He is also the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling How Do Dinosaurs series by Jane Yolen. Mark lives in New York State with his wife and daughters
Add this book to your collection: Firehouse!
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This is exactly what i need to read to my grandson. he would love it.