FIRE! FIRE! by Gail Gibbons

FIRE! FIRE!

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The big, big plus of Gibbons' report on firefighting is its coverage not only of familiar city procedures, but also of how volunteers respond and operate in the country--and, for special interests, how fires are fought in the forest and on the waterfront. In each instance, there's a lot of up-to-date detail for the picture-book format: the city fire first sets off an apartment smoke-alarm; communications, organization, equipment all get attention; women-firefighters are visible; and the labeled pictures provide still further particulars. In the country the payoff is even greater--because most of us don't think about volunteers keeping their gear in their cars, or know where the water comes from. Like Gibbons' books generally, this one substitutes a semblance of movement and action for drama--but there is indeed vitality in the total, word-and-picture presentation of the information.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1984
ISBN: 0064460584
Publisher: Crowell