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The Firefighters

The Firefighters

There's a fire! We have to hurry! We're in our fire engines. Connect the hoses - fire's out! We've done it! Good job, everyone. Jack, Mia and friends love pretending to be firefighters in the playground with their teacher, Mrs Iverson. Then, just as they think the fun is over, a ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781921150296
Barcode 9781921150296
Published 1 April 2008 by Walker Books Australia
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Whiting, Sue
Illustrated by Rawlins, Donna
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ISBN-13 9781921150296
ISBN-10 1921150297
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books Australia
Imprint Walker Books Australia
Publication Date 1 April 2008
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Whiting, Sue
Illustrated by Rawlins, Donna
Category General Picture Books
Australian
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 238mm
Height: 277mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 402g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code A823.00;823.92
Catalogue Code NZ505349

Description of this Book

This is a lively picture book about firefighters - imaginary and real!There's a fire! We have to hurry! We're in our fire engines - just like the real ones. Fast and noisy - just like the real ones. Connect the hoses - fire's out! We've done it! Good job, everyone...Jack, Mia and friends love pretending to be firefighters in the playground with their teacher, Mrs Iverson. Then, just as they think the fun is over, a real fire engine - with real firefighters on board - arrives for a surprise visit!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review From its appealing cover onwards this book is a treasure trove of delights. * Bookseller+Publisher * Sue Whiting gives a familiar theme a fresh treatent in The Firefighters and her energetic, fast-paced text is well complemented by Donna Rawlins' vibrant illustrations. * The Sound Telegraph * Highly recommended for both enjoyment and instruction. * Magpies *
US Review Rawlins's preschoolers perfectly model the fun children can have when they use their imaginations. Using props they find around the school, Mrs. Iverson and her students pretend that a fire call has just come in. They race to dress and hop aboard their cardboard fire engine, just like the REAL one. A wall in the midst of being painted red serves as their fire, which they quickly put out. While they are resting from their labors, a real fire truck pays a visit to the school, and two firefighters teach the students all about their jobs and fire safety. Whiting's final lines capture the essence of a preschooler's sense of the myriad possibilities that the future holds: 'You know, we're firefighters, too,' I tell the firefighters. 'Just not the REAL ones like you. Not yet!' The acrylic illustrations - vivid colors against appropriately blank-canvas white space - give concrete examples of the ways in which ordinary materials can become playthings. A spark to imaginations, with a little fire safety on the side. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author's Bio

Sue Whiting worked as a primary school teacher until she turned to writing. Her first book, Mistie's Magic, was published in 2000. She has now written more than fifty children's books and works as an editor. She lives with her two children and husband in a small coastal village south of Sydney. Donna Rawlins was born in Sunshine, Australia, but now lives in Sydney. She came to children's book illustration from a background in the print and publishing industries where she worked as a darkroom operator, graphic designer, silkscreen and offset printer, book designer and editor.

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