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Fireman Small Paperback – August 26, 1996

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From Publishers Weekly

Rhymed verse and tidy watercolors describe how a fireman rescues Farmer Pig's cat and all the other animals in town. Ages 2-6.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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PreSchool-Grade 2-Fireman Small by Wong Herbert Yee (HM, 1994) is a humorous story about the adventures of a one man fire department. Every time Fireman Small gets into bed, the alarm rings and he has to go out on call. A cat is stuck in the farmer's tree, a young rabbit falls into a well, and the hippopotamus's bakery catches on fire. The last time the door bell rings at Fire Station Number Nine, it is all his animal friends coming to thank the Fireman for saving them. The cassette opens with a welcome to listeners and instructions to listen for a siren sound as the page-turn signal. There are a few background sounds and some electronic music. The male narrator reads clearly and with enough expression to make the story interesting for the youngest audience. This cassette and book will be used again and again in preschool and kindergarten classes, and the plastic carry-along bag is sturdy enough to hold up to the constant handling it will receive.
Linda R. Skeele, Western Elementary School, Georgetown, KY
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (August 26, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395816599
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395816592
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Carol S. VINE VOICE on July 4, 2000
Format: Paperback
My 2 1/2 yr old son loves this book about a diminutive firefighter who lives by the bay. There's just enough rescuing and extinguishing to satisfy his obsession with firefighters, yet the book avoids the didactic, detail-laden, wooden tone of so many books for young children about this topic. The rhyming, repetitive text makes this a nice bedtime book, and the lovely, folk-art-ish pictures are a great complement to the text.
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By A Customer on August 8, 1999
Format: Hardcover
When my infant became a mobile toddler and developed the attention span of a gnat, I missed the cozy fun of reading him stories. But for Fireman Small he'll cuddle on my lap and listen to the fun, catchy rhymes...and usually ask to hear it again. The repetitive rhyme ("Closes the curtains, gets in bed, And pulls the covers over his head") makes it a wonderful wind-down book at the end of the day.
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Wow, when I bought "Fireman Small" last year for my 5 year old, I knew it would be a hit with him (something about small boys and fire trucks...), and indeed it was. But I was completely unprepared for the ferocity with which his 19-month old sister loves this book as well. We read "Small" (her word for it) several times a day. The beautifully-rhymed text holds her attention and we have a great time chanting it all together. I think she is particularly pleased at the end when poor Fireman Small finally gets his well-deserved rest after a busy day of rescuing cats from trees, baby bunnies from wells, and putting out an actual fire. My 5 year old knows the words by heart, and we often sing a snatch or two of the refrain at odd times during the day (which, of course, prompts the little one to get the book and demand a complete reading). Warning -- this book will get into your skull too! I am looking for more books by Wong Herbert Yee, and I expect them to be just as charming and wonderful.
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By A Customer on May 24, 2000
Format: Paperback
At our house we usually borrow books out of the library. When the book becomes a favorite, we buy the book for our home collection. Fireman Small is one of those favorite books. Both my son and daughter love it. The repetitive phrase, "He rolled up into Station Number Nine, walked upstairs two steps at a time..." is soothing to small ones. Each time he comes back to the station, his room gets messier and messier. Finally at the end, his friends ring the bell one last time to thank him for all his help and he finally gets to rest! You won't regret buying it. The illustrations are just average though.
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Format: Hardcover
Too many rhyming children's books make no sense, but this one combines a simple start and finish plus an identifiable plot (story). I know this book is great because it holds the attention of our one-year old son better than any other book. I believe this is due to the simple rhymes and animation required by the adult to read the book outloud properly. The bottom line...our one-year old child loves this book!
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That's how many times we've read "Fireman Small," and we simply LOVE it. We first read it in 1996 to our oldest son, now 7, and he reads it to his little brother, now age 2. It's a wonderful, lively story about brave little Fireman Small, which also teaches cooperation, compassion and frienship. What an excellent book!
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I bought A Small Christmas over the holidays and my son, 2 1/2 years old, really liked it. So, I looked to see what else the author had done. We chose Fireman Small and we've been reading it every day since we got it. My son calls is Fireman Small and the Wolf, because there's a picture of a wolf on the cover. The drawings are sweet, lots of different animals, Fireman Small is very dedicated to his job and the townsfolk all appreciate him. Cute repetitive text so your little ones can join in once they've heard it a few times. I think anyone would be pleased with this one.
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By A Customer on June 13, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book has been a favorite of my two sons, one now 6, the other 3 1/2, for years! It's one that both have enjoyed since the little one could sit and listen to stories. The best part is that we really enjoy reading the rhyming text, even as often as they ask. My sons' nursery school teacher asked to borrow it after we brought it in for story time,because she wanted to read it to the other classes! Now I'm buying it for gifts-for friends and the school!
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