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This Is the Firefighter

3.68  ·  Rating Details  ·  96 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
The fire alarm sounds. The firefighter responds. He jumps in the fire truck and races to a daring rescue! Will he be able to save the trapped people in time? Luckily, there's a happy ending for everyone: This is the smokeAs it drifts far away.This is the glowAt the end of the day.This is the company --Eight-fifty-zeroThis is the firefighter.This is the hero. Get ready for ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 17th 2009 by Disney-Hyperion
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Feb 14, 2016 Alisa added it
Shelves: freddy
Another one of Freddy's favorites. I checked this book out a couple times and renewed the loan a couple times from the library, and finally i just bought it for him. He loves the whole thing but gets most animated over the dirty window on the fire truck on the second page ("DIRTY!"), and he loves pointing out the blue buildings on EITHER SIDE of the burning building! Who cares about the fire, really -- This is when he first really seemed to get a handle on the color blue! He's also more concerne ...more
Aug 05, 2015 Merisha28 rated it it was amazing
This is the Firefighter by Laura Godwin
Age Range: 3 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 2
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (March 17, 2009)

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I received this book in exchange for an honest unbiased review.
This is an adorable rhyme board book for toddlers learning about firefighters. It takes you through a day in the life of a firefighter. The children get to read what the fireman does and how he saves people. Very colorful cute board book my children love. They love the rhyming
Jul 03, 2012 Fjóla rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 1 - 5 year olds, lovers of fire trucks
This is the best fire truck book we've come across, my 3 1/2 year old loved it. It tells the story a fire company who gets called out to a burning building where they heroically put out the fire and bring everyone to safety. In very simple but lovely rhyming prose, it gives details about a fireman's job that will fascinate preschoolers and at the same time it pays tribute to our fire fighters. The illustrations in mainly three colors, red, blue and yellow, are esthetically pleasing to the parent ...more
Apr 03, 2014 Vivian rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
There's a plethora of picture books on this theme. We chose this one for our library story time because it combined cumulative verse, a story, and all the elements we wanted to include. It's large size was nice, as all the children could easily enjoy the illustrations.

"This is the firefighter. These are his clothes.
This is his truck, and this is its hose." etc.
Bambini Travel
Jul 07, 2014 Bambini Travel rated it really liked it
It is hard to find a firefighter book that my son doesn't love, but this is exceptional. It has lovely rhythmic, rhyming language that is short, but descriptive. It follows a firefighter as he prepares for a call and helps his team save an apartment and its residents. Both of my children adore this book.
Well done picture book about a firefighter in the city. The narrative rhymes and builds, and the illustrations are detailed and interesting. This is one I could see a child wanting read over and over, and the grownup not really minding!
Meredith Spidel
Jul 29, 2015 Meredith Spidel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a cute book for little ones! Getting an advanced copy of this nice, sturdy board book was the perfect gift for my baby niece!
Feb 20, 2013 Kat rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books, 2013
Basic plot: Firefighters to the rescue!

The pictures are good, but the writing is inconsistent. The story is really choppy. I think it's intended for VERY beginning readers so is written simply, but it doesn't read well. My son was also very upset at one of the pictures because there was a kitty in the window of a burning building and there was no one rescuing the kitty. Kitty got saved at the end, no worries, but I can see where a sensitive child who pays attention would be seriously worried unl
May 07, 2014 June rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fire fighter requests
Nice large pictures for those huge fire fighter story times.
Finn Pennekamp
Jan 17, 2015 Finn Pennekamp rated it it was amazing
Firefighters are SO AWESOME!
Apr 25, 2014 Beth rated it really liked it
Charlie loves it.
Jun 30, 2013 Sandra rated it it was amazing
I enjoy finding thematic books to add to my class Read Alouds and this book didn't disappoint. The additional treat? It's a picture book written in rhyme! :) The story and illustrations complement each other well. The color red POPS throughout. A great pairing of Laura Godwin and Julian Hector to make a wonderful tribute to our heroes - the firefighters! I give this 5 out of 5 YUPIs! :>
Mar 18, 2009 Katie rated it really liked it
Pretty cool. Reads like _The House that Jack Built_, but without the repetition.

This is the station.
This is the bell.
And this is the signal that all is not well.

The illustrations are interesting too - very detailed, but only using red, blue, yellow.
May 09, 2009 Roberta rated it really liked it
Think "Fire Prevention Week." This is a great book with good rhyming and colorful illustrations. Having a fireman as part of the program would be excellent.
Apr 06, 2009 Joenna rated it really liked it
Shelves: toddler, preschool
A rhyming book about firefighters, their things such as trucks and hoses, and how they save people. Big illustrations, so good for read aloud.
Susan Erhardt
Mar 28, 2009 Susan Erhardt rated it really liked it
I like this better than many of the lame firefighter books out there. I think it will find a place in my community helpers storytime for sure.
Jun 05, 2013 Shannon rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013
Love the limited color palette, love Julian Hector obvi, but the story and images weren't my favorite. Loved the Calder mobile!!!
Apr 15, 2010 Dawn rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Popular with both boys and girls at storytime today. Illustrations are nice, using blue, red, yellow and gray only.
Apr 01, 2009 Molly rated it it was amazing
This is wonderful for the fan of firefighters. Sweet rhymes big pictures and a smooth flow to the book. Ages 2+
Danie P.
Aug 20, 2009 Danie P. rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
Good book for a preschool crowd that teaches children what firefighters do. Short sentences and rhyming text.
Dec 16, 2009 Jill rated it liked it
One of many firefighter books we've read. Better than some, not a favorite with the preschooler or myself.
The Library Lady
Apr 22, 2009 The Library Lady rated it really liked it
I've bought 2 copies to start with, but I can see myself replacing this one. Many, many, times :/
Sam Bloom
Apr 08, 2009 Sam Bloom rated it liked it
I've read better firefighter books... but I've also read much, much worse.
Amy Brown
Rhyming story about what firefighters do. Nice big pictures.
Mar 02, 2009 Rachel rated it really liked it
Fun lilting text. Good portrayal of firefighters.
Tina Bartholoma
"firefighters, simple, possible storytime"
The Reading Countess
Jan 18, 2010 The Reading Countess rated it it was ok
Shelves: youngest-boy
Cute poetry book explaining the hero's duties.
Mar 19, 2009 Megan rated it liked it
A good solid firefighter storytime book.
Feb 23, 2010 Emma rated it liked it
This is the firefighter, this is the hero.
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Laura Godwin grew up in Alberta, Canada. She has written many well-loved books for children, including Barnyard Prayers, Little White Dog, Happy & Honey, and co-authored The Doll People, The Meanest Doll in the World, and The Runaway Dolls. She lives in New York City.
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