PreS. These two new board books are based on Lenski's picture books with the same titles, originally published in the 1940s. In Fire Engine, Fireman Small drives his little fire engine to a house fire, where he rescues the inhabitants and douses the flames. In Train, Engineer Small drives his little passenger train from Tinytown through the countryside to Union Station. Some lines of the stories and illustrations have been omitted and other minor changes have been made in the these editions, but each book ends with one of the series' familiar tag lines, such as "And that's all about Fireman Small!" The colorful, childlike pictures have definite appeal for the very young. Although the text is a bit long for many babies and toddlers, these colorful board books might still hold the interest of avid train and fire engine enthusiasts. Carolyn Phelan
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In this adventure, Fireman Small rushes to battle a fire in town. When the alarm bell rings, Fireman Small suits up and roars down the road in his shiny red fire engine. When he helps extinguish the fire and rescues a young girl, Fireman Small becomes a hero in Tinytown.
Now back in print in full color, Lois Lenski's timeless story of Fireman Small and his little fire engine is sure to delight a new generation of young readers.
A this timeless classic is a bit scary. My grandson loves the story, but I do skip a few do the words in the story as they make no sense and could frighten a child.Published 5 months ago by robin pettini
I read this book to my son and now he reads a less worn copy to his son--who loves it.Published 7 months ago by Lora
A simple book, with quaint illustrations. I love how the author identifies parts and sounds of a fire truck. Too bad children's books are not written like this anymore.Published 8 months ago by Melissa Burke
I love all of Lois Lenski's books as I grew up reading them… and reading them to my younger brothers and our children. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kate M. Londagin
My son is a beginning reader and he LOVES these books! He will go from one to the next and has slept with them. I'd say they are a complete hit!!Published 13 months ago by Jinxabit
Mr. Small does it all...We were pleased with the high quality of this book, and it was a perfect gift for the little boys in our life!Published 13 months ago by Brazytis Family
I picked this book up used, but in great condition. I was at first entertained, then appalled when I read it: the family carries all their furniture out of the house, but forgets... Read morePublished on June 10, 2012 by J. Hubbard
This is a lovely, classic, tidily illustrated book. Simply written and engages preschool age children. Read morePublished on April 1, 2012 by Diana