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Fireman Small - Fire Down Below! Paperback – August 30, 2004


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (August 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618494928
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618494927
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #815,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

In a sequel to Fireman Small, Fireman Small: Fire Down Below! Wong Herbert Yee presents the teeny tiny firefighter as he flees the rain-soaked station for a drier night at the Pink Hotel. But when Small smells smoke not only must he get all the animal guests to safety ("Stop drop and roll!" he commands), but also find an inventive way to extinguish the fire.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

K-Gr 2-Fireman Small is trying to get some well-deserved sleep. A leaky roof at the fire station keeps him awake, so he decides to check into the Pink Hotel. Then, "Just at the moment his droopy eyes close,/Something disturbing starts tickling his nose." Springing into action, he sounds the fire alarm and leads the guests to safety. He instructs Alligator to take the stairs, not the elevator, and cautions Farmer Pig, "There's no time to dress or make up the bed,/Just grab a wet towel to cover your head." Everyone makes it outdoors, and Fireman Small saves the hotel. The rhyming sentences are well crafted and full of action. Children will relate to Yee's watercolor illustrations of the diminutive firefighter who cannot see over the hotel reception desk and has trouble reaching the door handle. Young listeners will applaud his heroism and learn safety tips in the process.

Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Warm sunny days are outdoor days; bike riding days, running days. Cold, wet, snowy days are indoor days; writing days, illustrating days. In Michigan, there are plenty of days for writing and illustrating. Just as well, I do have to make a living. And I can think of nothing better than writing and illustrating children's books. For more about me and my books visit my blog and website at: wongherbertyee.blogspot.com

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My son loves this book.
J. Warner
We borrowed this Fireman Small book from the Library as my son is infatuated with Fireman and Firetrucks.
Amazon Customer
It is also told in rhyme which I like as well.
JT

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 9, 2002
Format: Hardcover
My 3 ½-year-old son loves Fireman Small. He identifies with the fireman's diminutive stature and is entertained by the shenanigans of the silly animals he rescues. We both think Fireman Small Fire Down Below! is the best book ever. The illustrations are deceptively simple. From my son's point-of-view they are easy to understand and lively. I find them witty, complex, and beautifully composed. The singsong rhythm of the text makes it easy for me to read it over and over--as my son demands. Unlike many children's books, this one rewards multiple readings with new surprises. Don't miss the little mouse who turns up in odd places. While this book definitely charms kids, there are also amusing little vignettes that appeal to a grownup sensibility.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kristi Betts on March 5, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Fireman Small returns in this humorous story with an important message about fire safety. Yee uses a variety of fire safety words and phrases in order to help young children learn what to do during a fire, for example: �No, no, No, not the elevator!�, �grab a wet towel to cover your head�, �stop, drop, and roll� and others. With the fire on the bottom floor of the hotel, Fireman Small has to help the people get to the roof. In humorous drawings and rhyming text, Yee shows Fireman small feeling the door to see if it is hot, pulling the fire alarm, knocking on doors to get guests out, etc. Great for a read aloud story time, especially during Fire Safety month. Some vocabulary terms (hotel, elevator, stairwell, fire escape) may need to be introduced prior to the reading, particularly in areas where children are not familiar with multi-story buildings.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Armchair Interviews on May 5, 2005
Format: Hardcover
It's raining and Fireman Small's firehouse is leaking. Until the roof is patched Fireman Small will stay at the Pink Hotel. After working all day, Fireman Small expects to have a peaceful night. But when a fire breaks out in the hotel, it is up to Fireman Small to rescue the guests.

Fireman Small: Fire Down Below! has likeable characters, is written in rhyme and has colorful illustrations that will please those youngsters between the ages of two to four.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Warner on June 8, 2009
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My son loves this book. It is a very animated story with great opportunities to use hand gestures etc. to make the story riveting for your kids. There's a fun little "side story" and that is a little mouse you can discover on every page going through his own little drama. I think this author is a lot of fun and I ended up buying pretty much all his children's stories on Amazon. My favorite is "Big Black Bear".
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