The list author says: "Picture books that can be enjoyed by children of all ages. Don't forget about your older kids--- many times they get cheated out of a wonderful experience when parents and educators don't see the value in sharing picture books with them! So enjoy a picture book with your older child!! :)"
"Magnus just can't take being retired and is causing plenty of trouble. When the new fangled motorized fire engine breaks down, Magnus seizes the opportunity to become a hero, and to earn a retirement with a nice family."
"My boys just love this version of the story. The product description states "suitable for ages 3-5", but I would say that is short-changing this story. It has plenty of suspense to keep an older child on his seat (and maybe too much for younger child)."
"Talk about suspenseful! A baby is thrown from the back of a wagon in a blinding snow storm at the river! In what seems like an impossible event, the baby is brought back to his mom and siblings. Based on a true story."
"Having read this book several times, I know the story. Still, when we recently watched Reading Raibow's episode featuring this title, I got tears in my eyes- proving the broad emotional appeal of this book (or that I am a very sappy adult ;))."
"This true story (about the author's grandpa as a child) is inspiring. My boys were taken by Marven's bravery when he is sent to logging camp (by himself!) to keep him away from the epidemic. My boys (at 12, 9 and 7)rate this book pretty high- one gave it and 9 out of 10, and two a 10/10!"