Fire Truck

Fire Truck

Hardcover(1 ED)

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Overview

Matt loves fire trucks, and one morning when he wakes up, he is a fire truck—right down to his hoses, hooks, and ladders! His wheels and sirens couldn't be handier for performing many important duties around the house, especially rescuing teetering teddy bears or precariously placed pets. And a gatefold spread of Matt's fully loaded rig will have happy young viewers counting from one to ten—over and over again—in this fun-filled ode to the classic red fire truck by Caldecott Honor-winning Peter Sis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688158781
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/17/1998
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 28
Sales rank: 614,656
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile: AD350L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed author, artist, and filmmaker. Among his works are three Caldecott Honor books: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain; Tibet: Through the Red Box; and Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei. He has illustrated five other novels by Sid Fleischman, including the Newbery Medal book The Whipping Boy. He lives with his family in New York State.


Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed author, artist, and filmmaker. Among his works are three Caldecott Honor books: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain; Tibet: Through the Red Box; and Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei. He has illustrated five other novels by Sid Fleischman, including the Newbery Medal book The Whipping Boy. He lives with his family in New York State.

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Fire Truck 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
cassielanzas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Matt loves firetrucks and turns into one. He does all of the things firetrucks do, such as putting out fires and saving teddy bears. There is a fold-out page where the reader can count items on the firetruck. Eventually, Matt smells pancakes and his play ends. He parks the firetruck and eats pancakes. I enjoyed the rhythm of this book. It reminded me of the abrupt way a young child's play can begin and end. I would use this book in early childhood education to increase interest in counting.
sweetiegherkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A little boy named Matt is so obsessed with fire trucks that one day he imagines that he becomes a fire truck! This very simply told and illustrated book is a testament of a child's power of imagination and portrays for children how they can pretend play and become anything they want. It was not terribly exciting to read as an adult but would probably be a winner for toddlers with short attention spans and love for loud, noisy vehicles.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Matt, who loves fire trucks, wakes up one morning to find that he has become a fire truck, with one driver, two ladders, three hoses and ten boots. Features a gate-fold illustration that opens into a three-page spread.
sskatherine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is probably very appealing with boys, ages 2-5. It tells us the story of a young boy who is obsessed with fire trucks and one day becomes one. The illustrations are simple and inviting (though I did find the image of the boy as a fire truck a little bit creepy). It feels to me like half counting book half regular picture book. I like the fold out page showing the reader how to count the different things on a fire truck.
allawishus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a very, very simple story of a boy who loved fire trucks. One day he woke up to find that he had turned into a fire truck; he saves a kitten, puts out a fire, etc. Eventually he gets hungry, turns back into a boy, and has pancakes for breakfast.The illustrations are very basic, cartoony line drawings with a limited color palette, red being the dominant color. The story is probably just right for fire truck obsessed three year olds, but it sort of passed me by. Doesn't work for me from a story perspective, since there really isn't one. Illustrations are okay, but not exceptional. Almost too short for story time, though it'd work fine as a palette cleanser between two longer stories maybe. Or maybe a lap-sit storytime.