For the child who says, "I want to be a firefighter when I grow up!" And for any child who wants a gentle behind-the-scenes look at being a firefighter.
My brother and I both want to be firefighters, but we can’t decide what kind to be. When firefighters from Fire District 1 visit our school for Fire Safety Day, we learn that there are firefighters who fight forest fires and work at airports to help with airplane emergencies. Did you know that there are other kinds of firefighters too? There are firefighters who figure out how a fire started and fight fires before they even happen. Maybe I’ll be a firefighter, too?
With this story blending narrative with nonfiction, readers meet the many different kinds of firefighters who do so much to support our communities.
I Want to Be a Firefighter is part of an I Can Read series that introduces young readers to important community helpers. This Level One I Can Read and Guided Reading Level J is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own.
For anyone looking for books about community helpers for kids, the I Can Read My Community books are a great choice. The books are bright and upbeat and feature characters who are diverse in terms of gender, race, age, and body type. Kids ages 3-6 will enjoy finding out more about the people who do so much to help all of our communities.
Laura Driscoll is the author of numerous first chapter and beginning reader books, including We Are Twins and The Bravest Cat! She lives in central Connecticut with her husband and two children.
Catalina Echeverri has been making doodles on paper ever since she can remember. Although originally from Bogotá Colombia, Catalina spent time in Italy, studying graphic design and eating pizza and ice cream every day that she could. When she’d eaten it all, she moved to Cambridge to study children’s book illustration. Catalina lives and works out of her home in London, and in her spare time enjoys making upcycling projects with her little daughters.