1300 36 33 32

This is a lively picture book about firefighters - imaginary and real!There's a fire! We have to hurry! We're in our fire engines - just like the real ones. Fast and noisy - just like the real ones. Connect the hoses - fire's out! We've done it! Good job, everyone...Jack, Mia and friends love pretending to be firefighters in the playground with their teacher, Mrs Iverson. Then, just as they think the fun is over, a real fire engine - with real firefighters on board - arrives for a surprise visit!

Buy Firefighters book by Sue Whiting from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781921150296
ISBN-10: 1921150297
Format: Hardback
(277mm x 238mm x 9mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

Reviews

US Kirkus Review » Rawlins's preschoolers perfectly model the fun children can have when they use their imaginations. Using props they find around the school, Mrs. Iverson and her students pretend that a fire call has just come in. They race to dress and hop aboard their cardboard fire engine, "just like the REAL one." A wall in the midst of being painted red serves as their fire, which they quickly put out. While they are resting from their labors, a real fire truck pays a visit to the school, and two firefighters teach the students all about their jobs and fire safety. Whiting's final lines capture the essence of a preschooler's sense of the myriad possibilities that the future holds: " 'You know, we're firefighters, too,' I tell the firefighters. 'Just not the REAL ones like you. Not yet!' " The acrylic illustrations - vivid colors against appropriately blank-canvas white space - give concrete examples of the ways in which ordinary materials can become playthings. A spark to imaginations, with a little fire safety on the side. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews)


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Firefighters book by Sue Whiting and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Sue Whiting

Sue Whiting worked as a primary school teacher until she turned to writing. Her first book, Mistie's Magic, was published in 2000. She has now written more than fifty children's books and works as an editor. She lives with her two children and husband in a small coastal village south of Sydney. Donna Rawlins was born in Sunshine, Australia, but now lives in Sydney. She came to children's book illustration from a background in the print and publishing industries where she worked as a darkroom operator, graphic designer, silkscreen and offset printer, book designer and editor.

Books By Author Sue Whiting

Visual Memory Fun by Sue Whiting

Visual Memory Fun

Paperback, April 2016
$38.34
Platypus by Sue Whiting

Platypus

Hardback, February 2016
$29.61
Weekend Crochet for Babies by Sue Whiting

Weekend Crochet for Babies

Paperback, September 2015
$29.61
Portraits of Celina by Sue Whiting

Portraits of Celina

Hardback, April 2015
$29.54