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FIRE ENGINE MAN by Andrea Zimmerman


by Andrea Zimmerman & illustrated by David Clemesha

Pub Date: May 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8050-7905-0
Publisher: Henry Holt

Proclaiming right off, “I love Fire Engines,” a rosy-cheeked tot reveals the details of his fireman aspirations. He happily describes the gear he will wear and the truck with flashing lights that he will drive. He touts his ability to hook up the hose and douse the flames. Back at the fire station, he will do his share of clean-up and snack-preparation. Where supply meets demand, there exist legions of fire-engine books for toddlers. The cozy relationship between siblings is the main element that sets this one apart. The boy often pauses to include his baby brother in his musings on the future. For example, he mentions that his brother could visit him at the station, and offers up his bunk for naps. In creamy colors, the cheery paints depict sturdy firefighters and proud engines. By story’s end, the siblings are playing together with a toy fire truck, while the older boy dreams of their mutual future. Joining Digger Man (2003), this pint-sized career guide will kindle young imaginations. (Picture book. 2-5)