Reviewed with Lois Lenski's The Little Train.
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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Mr. Small does it all!
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.
My 3-year-old is lukewarm on this book. The story is written with very simple sentences, which is fine if it's intended to be a first reader, but not great if it's supposed to be a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dan
Bought these books for my nephew who enjoys looking through them. These are a classic that I recommend.Published 8 months ago by Charlotte M
I love Lois Lenski, I love many of the books of this type (Cowboy Small etc.) however, this one is not my favorite. I bought it with my firetruck obsessed toddler in mind. Read morePublished 9 months ago by A. Penrod
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 17 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 18 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 20 months ago by Melissa B.
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 22 months ago by Kate M. Londagin