BRASSY THE FIRE ENGINE SAVES THE CITY by Dennis Smith

BRASSY THE FIRE ENGINE SAVES THE CITY

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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Brassy’s is a story reminiscent of Little Toot and The Little Engine that Could. Breathing fresh life into a classic scenario, Brassy is a new little fire engine with a big smile, a brass bell and a lot of moxie. He is well taken care of by the fire folk at his station and, in return, whenever there’s an emergency, Brassy is right there pumping water with all his might. Years pass, times change and, though Brassy holds a special place in Captains Bill’s heart, he is sent to a smaller station and replaced by a sleeker, bigger model. Unused, <\b>draped with cobwebs, Brassy misses his old life very much. One day, however, the city is in imminent danger and only Brassy can save it. Miller has a talent for painting faces and gives just enough detail to portray the town growing steadily into a city. Brassy’s wide eyes and expressions belie much of the mood of the story, which is based on Smith’s 1990 original. Brassy will gladden hearts with his enduring loyalty and pluck. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-316-76135-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2005




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