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I Am Fire (Hello Science Reader!) Library Binding – October 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Series: Hello Science Reader!
  • Library Binding
  • Publisher: Topeka Bindery (October 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0613002717
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613002714
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,367,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jean Marzollo was born and raised in Manchester, Connecticut.

She says, "As a child, I loved to read and sew dolls' clothes, one outfit after another. I am a graduate of Manchester High School, the University of Connecticut, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. After working as a high school English teacher and editor of Scholastic's "Let's Find Out" kindergarten magazine with Carol Devine Carson for 20 years, I began writing children's books. I have written over 130 books, including the award-winning, best-selling I SPY series for children, written completely in rhythm and rhyme. Rhythm and rhyme are like music without the tune; they lure and excite the ear. Children love rhythm and rhyme, and so do I. Do you know that I SPY actually has the same rhythm as "Old Mother Hubbard" and also rap? I treasure the beautiful, intricate photographs by Walter Wick in the I SPY books. When I wrote the first I SPY book, I automatically thought of kindergarten children so everything that I called for was concrete, something a 5-year-old can find. The result is a hunting game that children and grownups can play together successfully. Sometimes children are better than their parents! In recent years I took up painting and have begun to illustrate my own "books on paper" and "books online." You can see them on my website: jeanmarzollo.com. Writing and illustrating picture books today is as much fun as sewing dolls' clothes was when I was in third grade. As soon as I'm done with one book, I'm happily compelled to start the next."

Jean Marzollo lives in Upstate New York.

www.JeanMarzollo.com

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Steven Marks on August 7, 2001
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Maybe I am asking too much from a Level 1 reader. My incentive for buying this book was to inculcate my 5 year old son on the dangers of fire. Everything that I wanted like: How fire spreads, air is needed to sustain fire was not in the book.
If you have a child who does not ask "Why" to everything, then this book would be OK. It covers Stop, Drop, Roll (again no reason WHY that is a good thing to do), fire drills, turning matches into grown-ups and safety percautions as well as uses for fire.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frank Murphy on June 21, 2000
Format: Library Binding
Using rhyme and repetition in all of her "I Am..." books, Marzollo makes it a great learning experience for the earliest readers. The paper cut illustrations are always beautiful and work well in this format. I would purchase all of these titles if I were teaching science in grades K-3.There are some new ones due out soon too!
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Format: Paperback
Unlike the other books in this series this is not science focused but more of a fire safety book. Teaching kids fire safety is critically important and I've read lots of books that do a fine job of teaching fire safety with out being scary for kids. The problem comes from the cute, yet terrifying, cut paper illustrations. The book includes images of a kid crawling under smoke to escape, a home fire drill involving lifting a girl out of a window, a family at their meeting place watching clouds of smoke with sad looks on their faces, a girl with a sad look running from a burning building with her dog, and a kid with a scared expression noticing that a small fire has mysteriously started burning on the sleeve of his coat (improbably he is in the snow and there is no apparent reason that his coat has burst into flame). The child I read this with woke up from nightmares about fire the night he read this book. I like the other early readers in this series but recommend previewing this one before sharing it with your child.
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