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Richard Scarry's A Day at the Fire Station (Pictureback(R)) Paperback – June 10, 2003


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Pictureback(R)
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Pictureback edition (June 10, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307105458
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307105455
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

Drippy and Sticky the house painters have come to paint the Busytown Fire Station. But with Smokey and the other brave firefighters rushing in and out to rescue people, there are quite a few wet paint mishaps! Filled with information about firefighters and Scarry?s sense of fun, this book is sure to delight young readers everywhere.

About the Author

Richard Scarry’s funny, detailed illustrations have thrilled children for generations.

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Richard Scarry is one of the world's best-loved children's authors EVER! Generations of children all over the world have grown up spending hours poring over his books filled with all the colorful details of their daily lives. No other illustrator has shown such a lively interest in the words and concepts of early childhood. For himself, whenever he was asked how old he was, Scarry would always put up one hand and laugh, saying, "five!"
In his extraordinary career, Richard Scarry illustrated over 150 books, many of which have never been out of print. His books have sold over 100 million copies around the world, and are currently published in over twenty languages. Richard Scarry, Jr., also an illustrator, carries on his father's work today under the name of Huck Scarry. He was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Society of Illustrators in 2012.

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Customer Reviews

Another fun fire truck book.
C. Bourdo
It's a very silly story, and it makes for wonderful reading time.
M. Eberle
My grandson who is 4 years old loved this book!
Marlene Colquette

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

70 of 73 people found the following review helpful By nasu on April 1, 2009
Format: Paperback
I've been searching out Richard Scarry books for my 2 year old, and bought this one new at a local bookstore. I'm sad to say that this book is *not* anywhere near the quality of the original Richard Scarry books. I didn't look at it until after I bought it, and my jaw was dropping cuz of how substandard it was. It read as if it was created by using a computer programmed to "write and draw a Richard Scarry book". The story is confusing and the images difficult to sort out. I checked the first page, and it states in the fine print that this book is written by "The Richard Scarry Corporation". I am returning this book, and will only buy books that state that they are by Richard Scarry himself from now on. I kinda suspect that this whole 8" x 8" series is of a similar quality. Nothing but the originals for my kid!!!! I'm sure that kids will still enjoy this book, and I'm happy for the folks who have had good experience with it, but if you do like this one, I highly recommend that you seek out a book that was actually drawn and written by Scarry himself, I think you'll see a *huge* difference in quality and wit.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By boxwood100 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 16, 2006
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What a cute book! We bought this for our little one because of his love for the firemen and the firetrucks. Boy, is it ever cute! It's really neat to see all the different predicaments the firefighters encouter during the book. Our particular favorite is when the wrecking crane runs into the strawberry jam truck. Oh, what a mess! I didn't know the age limit on this book before purchasing it but it works well for preschool and up to the first grade. The above description wasn't too explicit. We LOVE this book in our house and I highly recommend it!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By CCS in Apex on October 1, 2009
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I love the ORIGINAL, madcap Richard Scarry stories, but this one is just plain ridiculous. The firefighters spend most of the story cleaning up messy car accidents instead of fighting fires. The final line of the book is something like "We'll clean up the mess. Don't worry, it's all in a firefighter's day." What, are they maids?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CJA on August 29, 2008
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I think this is a Richard Scarry Jr book rather than the dad, but it's still classic Scarry, charming and enjoyable. It's no Cars and Trucks or Busy Busy World, nor is it designed to educate your child about firefighters or fire stations, but it's a quick, cute and enjoyable read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LMS on July 9, 2013
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If you are looking for an informative book about firefighting and firetrucks do not purchase this book. I purchased this book as the party favor for my son's 4th birthday party which was held at the local volunteer fire department. He loves everything related to firefighting and I thought this would be a great book for his friends. I should have looked inside the book because it is about a couple of painters who are painting the firehouse but make a huge mess instead and get paint everywhere. I returned them all and purchased "All Aboard Fire Trucks" by Teddy Slater. It was exactly what I was looking for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. M. Coppolino on March 26, 2007
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My son loves when we read him this book. Granted, he's only 7 months old but there is so much fun stuff to look at. Richard Scarry is a definite family favorite for us!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Eberle on August 24, 2007
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My son (2 years old) loves this book. It's great for teaching new words and getting him to search the drawings for new things. The pages are chaotic, but that's part of the fun. It's a very silly story, and it makes for wonderful reading time. We look forward to adding more books like this to our collection.
It is a paperback, so you might want to check how gently your kid might or might not treat the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Arena TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 27, 2008
Format: Paperback
Do you think it might be a good idea to hire painters named Drippy and Sticky?

Well, In Richard Scarry's fun-filled book A Day at the Fire Station, that's just what happened and much more! Toddlers and young readers will love this story about mishaps galore.

This classic children's book is chock full of laughs and action, with illustrations that offer lots for the imagination.

Recommended!
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