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Russ and the Firehouse (Day with Russ) Hardcover – January, 2000


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Day with Russ
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Woodbine House; 1 edition (January 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890627178
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890627171
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 11.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,453,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Janet Elizabeth Rickert is Russ's mother. Until recently, she was a labor and delivery nurse in the Chicago area. A member of the National Association for Down Syndrome, she and her husband and son live in Oak Forest, Illinois. Russ is fully included in regular education at his local elementary school.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 1, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I'm such a fan of books from Woodbine House! My kids love this series of books about a boy named Russ, especially RUSS AND THE FIREHOUSE. I think it's wonderful that Russ has Down sydnrome and the book doesn't even mention it. It just shows Russ as a regular kid, doing regular kid stuff. Any child who likes fire engines will love this tour of a real firehouse. We have the first book in the series, RUSS AND THE APPLE TREE SURPIRSE, and we hear that there is a new one coming out soon. Looking forward to it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "lacurto" on December 1, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is a terrific book about a little boy with DS who visits his uncle's firehouse in Chicago. The story is simple and clear. The photos are lovely. The actual story never mentions Russ' DS which I think is just the way it should be. He's just a little boy visiting a fire house, however, kids with DS will be excited to just see him in the photos and other kids will benefit from what I can only describe as his "normalcy". I purchased this book initially because my own son, who is almost 3, has DS. He really loves this book and it has become one of our regular story books. Which puts it in the ranks of classics like Brown Bear, and Goodnight Moon at our house. Russ is just a little boy who gets to help out around fire engines one day. What kid wouldn't want to do that!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Beck on August 31, 2004
Format: Hardcover
As an educator, I absolutely adore the inclusiveness portrayed in this book. So many books today which include characters with a disability, spend so much time trying to teach about a specific disability, or trying to impart a message of acceptance, that they forget the storyline. This certainly can't be said about Russ' books. If it weren't for the pictures, we wouldn't even know that Russ has Down syndrome and that's exactly how I like it- disability naturally.
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