Friday, May 5, 2017

Children's Book Week: Bedtime Story: Fire Engine No. 9 by Mike Austin

Synopsis: "Fire at the corner of 4th and Main! Go, Engine No. 9, go!

Told almost entirely in sound words, this day-in-the-life look at a fire engine crew will appeal to the youngest vehicle enthusiasts and to parents with a penchant for exuberant read-aloud sessions. With art reminiscent of that in Donald Crews's transportation books, Mike Austin evokes the excitement of a 911 call as we follow firefighters sliding down the fire pole, racing through town, and up the ladder truck.

Includes fire safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency!"

My Review: Munchkin received this book through his BookU Box subscription some time ago. This book is written almost entirely with onomatopoeias (sound words) which is fun for a kid to participate in reading. This book follows the fire truck on an emergency call. There is also some fire emergency tips for kids and families at the end of the book. Munchkin of course loved the story and wants to read it all the time. One down fall is that in the story the fireman has to save a baby trapped in the fire, this ended up leading to some nightmares for several nights (we are good now but just be aware of this before reading it as a bedtime story to sensitive children).
My Rating: The nightmares after the first few times reading this book were pretty intense and took a lot of soothing. After many, many days of explaining the fireman got the baby out and that if momma and daddy can't get to him a fireman would, this became a great teaching tool and a much loved book.  We give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

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