Monday, January 11, 2016

Fire Engine No. 9 by Mike Austin - ESSENTIAL

Austin, Mike  Fire Engine No. 9  Random House, 2015.  $16.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.   

This book follows the firefighters from their fire station to a fire at Luigi’s restaurant.  They use their equipment to rescue a family from the burning building and to put out the fire.  The Luigi family moves their restaurant to a food truck and come to the fire station to thank the firemen.   

This book has fantastic illustrations with bright colors and exciting action.  There isn’t a written story, but sound effects help emphasize what is going on in the pictures.  There are also pictures on the front and back inside covers of some of the equipment firemen use and there is a page spread at the end that gives the facts about what to do if you are trapped in building during a fire.  This book would also make a great board book. 

PREK, EL (K-3) – ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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