From Publishers Weekly
As he did in Firefighters A to Z, Chris L. Demarest now follows the firefighters of the forest in Smokejumpers One to Ten. "One lightning bolt, in a flash, strikes a tree. Two pilots radio in what they see." Dramatic pastels illustrate the action in this informative counting book. Ages 5-8.
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-This rhyming counting book, from 1 to 10 and down again, starts with 1 lightning bolt striking a tree that sets off a series of events leading to smokejumpers aptly performing their duties to help put out a forest fire. The colorful pastel illustrations are action-packed and make up for the sometimes weak language. Two additional illustrations, one diagramming a smokejumper outfit and the other showing wildland firefighter gear, frame the counting. Unfamiliar terms such as "misery whip" and "slurry" are explained in an appended author's note aimed at older or adult readers. This section discusses smokejumping as a career, training, equipment, risks, and safety issues. Elaine Landau's Smokejumpers (Millbrook, 2002) is loaded with photographs, but is for an older audience. Children will pick up Smokejumpers One to Ten right away-the cover is compelling. All told, this is a good choice for browsing and will be useful for fire-safety units.Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI
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