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Fire! Fire! Paperback – March 1, 1987


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 590L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (March 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064460584
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064460583
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 16.6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A concise text and clear, colorful pictures explain the different ways fires are fought." -- -- ALA Booklist

"Conveys the excitement and teamwork necessary in fire-fighting." -- -- School Library Journal

From the Back Cover

The alarm sounds. Fire! Fire! Big trucks roll out of the firehouse and race to the scene. Out come the soft hoses and aerial ladders. Whether the fire is in the city or in the country, on the waterfront or in a deep forest, firefighters are on the scene in moments, ready to attack the blaze.


More About the Author

Gail Gibbons has published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles with Holiday House. According to "The Washington Post," "Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." She lives in Vermont. Her website is www.gailgibbons.com

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I found it interesting to read to him too.
xchngmom@aol.com
This book is great for showing children (and adults) how different areas fight fires, ie.
Renee Cioffi Andersson
Just another rave review for this book, any little boy will love it!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By xchngmom@aol.com on January 18, 2001
Format: Paperback
My 5.5 yr old son LOVES this book! He renewed it for four weeks at the school library before they made him turn it in, and then cried about it. The book teaches kids about different kinds of fire fighters. Most of us think of a fire fighters down at the fire station but it also encompasses smoke jumpers, water front fire fighters and more. I found it interesting to read to him too.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. Monica on December 12, 2002
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I purchased this book for my 3 year old son with the intent to acquaint him with exactly what firefighters and their apparatus do.
I recently joined our local volunteer fire department and my son has been afraid of the sirens of our nearby station for a while now. This book was a big hit with him and me!
This book organization of this book gives it 4 sections for paid (city), volunteer (country), forest and harbor departments. My son loves the illustrations and sits and listens intently to the descriptions. Each page contains illustrations displaying smoke detectors, hoses, personnel, and fire equipment that are all well labeled.
This is a must buy if you need a firefighters book for your child!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 19, 2003
Format: Library Binding
My son judges a bookstore or library by number and quality of fire engine books. This book is our favorite. There is information in this book that is not in any other book we've read (and we have read many) and still it is an easy read. Gail Gibbons does a great job packing information into 4-8 year old bite sized pieces.
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I recommend this book for teachers. I teach kindergartners and found this book to be very informative and engaging for the students. The students had many questions about the vocabulary and the different fire fighting jobs. I also supplemented the book with the internet to show them the real situations described in the book.
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By Donna on May 19, 2014
Format: Paperback
Grandson loved it and wanted it read to him over and over and over. It was very entertaining for five year old into firefighters and fire fighting.
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By Mrs. I. on October 27, 2013
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This is a replacement. We love the pictures and her choice and selection of words.
The Firefighter told us "it was the real deal" but, of course my kids had already judged it as such!
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