The Fire Station
author: Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko
characters: Michael, Sheila, Firemen, Michael's mother, Sheila's father,
setting: Fire Station down the street
plot: Michael and Sheila visited the fire station and while they were looking into the fire truck the firemen took them away unknowingly going to there emergency. They were taken home after the fire chief discovered them near the fire. When they arrived home their parents made the kids take a long shower.
theme: The Fireme ...more
Now, go read a Munsch book. Totally explains everything, doesn't it? It even, to an extent ...more
He would wear his Fireman coat if I didn't have it hidden during the summer.
He thinks that Fireman Sam is one of the greatest shows ever.*
So I was totally excited when I was approved for this galley!
It's hard to read kids' books on an iPad, but we powered through.
Over and over.
And over and over.
Boy Child loves it. Girl child loves it. The Husband and I don't hate it.
We have a winner!
I purchased on ...more
This zany story by Robert Munsch is a winner with his signature eager character, astonished parents, and in this case, a surprised fire chief, with an ending suggesting more craziness to come. Michael Martchenko's wild i ...more
A Munsch classic, The Fire Station, is trimmed down to a shorter board book version. Munsch followers will rejoice at the re-written, and re-formatted book. Readers interested in fire station books may not enjoy this title as much as the Munschers. The story is fantastical, so it is better suited to story time settings and not learning sessions about fire stations, fi ...more
This has all the classic elements of a Munsch caper: kids oblivious to consequence and authority, physics-defying cataclysms and hilarious and harmless repercussions for everyone.
The big, detailed drawings of the fire truck are an audience-pleaser, and the sheer reckless zeal of the protagonists makes for a fun read.
Edit 05/2016: It does bother me that Martchenko didn't include a single drawing of a policewoman or firewoman. He had more than one opportunity to do so, and it would have made a sma...more
Discuss the safety of visiting a firehouse and how should boys and girls behave? Discuss if the students would ever want to go to a call like they did and why?
He studied to become a Jesuit priest, but decided he would rather work with children after jobs at orphanages and daycare centers. In 1973, he received a Master of Education in Chil ...more