Friday, July 22, 2016

Beginning Reader Review of Curious George Fire Dog Rescue by H.A. Rey

Read for: Early Reader Challenge
Synopsis: "Curious George loves making new friends, and he really hits it off with Blaze, the new fire dog. But Blaze keeps running away from the firehouse, and the firefighters need George's help to get her to stay. When Blaze winds up in the animal shelter, George and his firefighter friend Sam learn how to keep her safe by putting a tag on her collar and making sure she's not lonely. Based on the Emmy Award–winning PBS TV show, this reader includes bonus activities and further information about pet care and animal shelters. For more monkey fun, check out for the latest books, promotions, games, activities, and more!"

My Review: I figured this would be a super fun book to encourage more reading for Munchkin, he loves fire trucks. There is an episode on the TV show matching this book, so it was hard to keep Munchkin's attention on the page. It is a great book for fans of dogs and Curious George though. It is also a very good Level 2 book, it has a little more complicated and longer sentence structure than level one books and it also introduces new words. There is also some fun age appropriate activities in the back, including how to draw a dog like Blaze.
My Rating: While this is a fun book to read for dog lovers and fire station/ fighter lovers. As long as they haven't seen the show it should capture young reader's attention.  I give it a rating of Three Paws.


  1. I love your beginner reader recommendations! We just read The Best Dad in the Sea and The Pete the Cat one you had listed. We also got a few extra Pete the Cat books. Thanks for bringing all these great books to our attention!

    1. I am so glad you and Gnome are enjoying them! I have come across some really great books in this new venture. Munchkin is just now starting to sound out words and it is so exciting! When I read Run, Remy, Run he learned the word soup and he still spots in in other books and it is so exciting for both of us.