on August 31, 2008
They're simple. They're informative. They're cheap. If your child is too young to read, they're perfectly good read-aloud books.
What more can you ask for when stocking your kid's library?
This is about a fire rescue. It's a little frightening for younger readers - after all, there's a fire and a kid possibly trapped inside - but nobody gets hurt so the fear turns into excitement.
I do wish, though, that the DK publishers would stop putting "fact boxes" on their pages. If the information cannot be integrated into the main story, it should be saved for a special page at the end. It's too distracting for early readers to be pulled out of the main text to read a little box on the side.
on June 29, 2011
I have a reluctant reader who happens to be obsessed with paramedics/firefighters. She LOVED this book, well enough to read it on her own. As a bonus, one of the firefighters is a woman named Liz, which is always a plus for my little girl in books about firefighters/paramedics. Recommended for boys and girls with limited reading skills and fire truck dreams!
on January 31, 2011
Reason for Reading: son read aloud to me as his reader.
Not too much to say here. Everything you could want in an easy reader. Engaging text and DK's usual exciting photography to compliment. We see inside the fire station and what fire fighters do there; then we are taken on the road with them to a real fire. The pictures of a house on fire are stunning, though could be frightening for younger children. As well as the plot which involves the fire fighters thinking a child may be in the house, exciting but possibly scary for younger readers. Every now and then there is a fact box of information. These use a smaller print and are an aside. My son refused to try and read them saying they were my part. I think the text size change threw him. Other than that no complaints at all. Entertaining and very realistic.