This high-action (yet toddler-friendly) beat-by-beat look at an emergency response is now available as a board book!
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 down the fire pole, through town, and up the ladder truck.
About the Author
MIKE AUSTIN is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer who lives in Seattle with his wife, illustrator Jing Jing Tsong, and their two kids. He spends most of his time creating illustrations for his clients or working on his children’s books.
“Bold and energetic, and complete with fire-safety tips and fire-gear endpapers, this is one surefire win for the firefighter fan.” —Kirkus Reviews starred review
"The simple emphatic text includes many forceful sound words… text placement, color, and size are integral parts of the dynamic illustrations.” —The Horn Book starred review
"“Highly recommended for young fire engine fans.” —Booklist starred review