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My Fire Engine

3.25 of 5 stars 3.25  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Selection.

A young child imagines that he is a firefighter, and narrates the action as the siren rings and the firefighters put on their gear, race to the scene, and save the day. Readers are taken on an exciting ride from the start of a fire to the suspense-filled finish. When his work is done, the young firefighter puts away his truck -
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 15th 1999 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published January 1st 1999)
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This is a boy's make believe, being a fire fighter. He's fairly detailed, describing how he puts out the fire, saves the family, and rescues the pet. I do find the use of "pet" instead of the more specific "pet snake" to be odd.

I do find the book to be a little banal, there are better firefighter books out there. However, if your kid is really into firetrucks or it's on sale, this will help round out your library.
Erin Saflarski
In this fantastic children's picture book, it tells the story of a young child who imagines he is a firefighter. He then narrates how a day in the life of a firefighter would be. This book is perfect for young readers who are learning about the daily happenings and the occupation of firefighters. I loved how there were also safety tips in the back of this book that could be used as an extra lesson. This book is ideal for children of the ages 4-5.
Oct 30, 2011 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: beginning readers and parents reading with them
Shelves: 2011, childrens
This is a short and simple story about firefighters. Although the story centers around a little boy's imagination, the information presented is factual and interesting and helps teach children about a firefighter's job. The illustrations are colorful and fun and the ending is a little surprising and entertaining. Our youngest brought this book home from her first grade class to practice her reading and we enjoyed reading this story together.
very well done with friendly pictures and just enough detail for preschoolers
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