Friday, May 5, 2017

Children's Book Week: A Day in the Life of a Firefighter by Linda Hayward

Synopsis: "This Level 1 book is appropriate for children who are just beginning to read. The fire alarm goes off! Rob Green and the other firefighters go into action. Is there time to save a little girl's dog? This unique Level 1 series accurately portrays real-life situations that help young children identify with and learn from while helping them improve their reading skills. Presented in classic DK style, young readers will enjoy photographically illustrated information in an entertaining package. For children who are just beginning to read and who have a limited vocabulary, these 32-page Level 1 books-about everything from tadpoles to puppies-use word repetition and simple sentences to convey meaning. Picture dictionary boxes with word labels "show" the meanings of words. These books contain between 400 and 450 words each, and they are 80 percent pictures and 20 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4."

My Review: Munchkin picked this book out for himself at the bookstore the other day, he wants to be a firefighter when he grows up. I love the fact that there are so many non-fiction early reader books out there, especially one like this. This one is on the more advanced level one, probably more a level two in my opinion, but younger fans of firemen will be eager to read it on their own. It does have simple sentences and does have a story line that follows a firefighter on a full shift. There are some more difficult words, but again if your young reader is a fan of firefighters they may be familiar with the words and will just need help identifying/ sounding them out. The images are all photographs too so they are true to life and will also keep your reader excited about the book.
My Rating: Munchkin really enjoyed this book and I like how it is a non-fiction book and on a subject that totally captured his interest.  We give this one a rating of Four Paws!

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