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Big Frank's Fire Truck (Pictureback(R)) Paperback – October 8, 1996


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Pictureback(R)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (October 8, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067985438X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679854388
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Illustrated in full color. Ride along with Big Frank and the rest of the crew as they race to the scene of an accident, inspect the local KwikShop, demonstrate fire safety at Niceview Elementary School, and battle a raging brush fire! In between calls, hang out at the firehouse with Big Frank and the gang. It's all in a day's--and night's--work for our firefighting friends.  

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My 3 yr old son & I love to read this book.
Cheryl
I have to read him the book every night besides the few times during the day.
Lisa LeClaire
Big Frank's Fire Truck is my son's favorite book.
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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Dennis O'Laughlin on June 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
I am an art teacher and the father of a four year old little boy who has fallen in love with this book. Not just because it is about big fire trucks, but because it is a wonderfully illustrated synopsis of an admirable man doing his job well along with a team of firefighters that represent other cultures and genders without making it seem forced (unlike public education). This is one of the finest children's books we have purchased and it is because of the wonderful detail of the illustrations and how they compliment the writing. This book could stand on it's own without the writing (Good Dog Carl) just because of the illustrations, but it is wonderful to see art and text compliment each other so well n children's books. Buy this book now if your boy (or girl) loves trucks, pictures, and a story that weaves the two together in a magical way. You'll see!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 16, 2001
Format: Paperback
I agree with the other reviews. My 2 year old will be getting many years enjoyment out of this book. I especially like it because it keeps his rapt interest for much longer than most 'pre-school' aged books, but is simple enough for a toddler. But my absolute favorite part, is the fact that Our Hero, Fireman Frank, has lunch and a nap as part of the book. With an active toddler, you need all the reinforcement you can get for those sticky areas!! :-) Great role model!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By microjoe TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 21, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is great for reading to Toddlers, and self reading elementary school students up to at least 9 years old. Longer than you think it would be, it gives you an example of the daily routine of a fireman. Lots of fun and educational too. The fireman is full of personality due to great writing and wonderful detailed illustrations!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Monica on April 5, 2005
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My five year old son loves firefighting books. I am a volunteer firefighter/EMT in NY so my son always has a lot of questions. This book is fine without explanations. My son always has to know, "Is that how you do it Daddy?"

This book stays close to reality with the help of Big Frank! Big Frank is a very likeable character for my son. I first started to read this book to him at 4 and he has loved it since.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By aglanzer@aol.com on March 12, 1999
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Big Frank's Fire Truck is my son's favorite book. He considers Big Frank his buddy. We have worn our first copy out, so we are ordering a few more copies. Wonderfully illustrated and detailed. We have and will spend many hours with Big Frank, Gary, Mike and Janet.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. J. Knowles on October 21, 2011
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I bought this book for my 3 year old grandson and he is always asking me to read it to him. He just loves it! The wording in the book is meant more for ages 6 and up (in my opinion) however, I just "modify" the words a little for my grandson. The pictures are great and very detailed. Excellent book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marcelia on January 16, 2014
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This story book was a little too long for my 2 year old to pay attention. It jammed so much info into the story that a young child may not want to listen to all of it. But my 5 year old listened and seem to enjoy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Ferm on March 12, 2010
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My 4 year old grandson has inherited his dad's love of fire engines. He went ga-ga over the Fireman Sam DVD's, so thought I'd get him this and 2 other fire truck books. My son said they read all three almost every night...real faves!
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