FIRE TRUCK by Peter Sís

FIRE TRUCK

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Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

S°s (Starry Messenger, 1996, etc.) celebrates a universally cherished childhood favorite--the fire truck—in simple, clean lines and smooth planes of color. Matt loves fire trucks so much that one day he wakes up to find himself metamorphosed into one. Matt-the-truck has a heroic morning putting out fires and saving victims—a house cat and a beloved teddy bear. Matt-the-truck is transformed back into a little boy by the irresistible lure of pancakes. “The fire truck parked at the kitchen table—and Matt ate his breakfast.” Included within the book is a gate-fold illustration that opens up to reveal a large rendering of Matt in his fully equipped truck state; the three-page spread ingeniously incorporates a counting lesson, from one driver to ten boots. Understanding of the scope of youthful imagination, S°s fulfills one of a child’s dearest fantasies, in crisp black line drawings on a white background with brilliant splashes of red, and only occasional bits of gold, brown, and blue-gray. The spartan application of color makes the intensely red fire trucks leap off the pages, perfect for point-and-name games and for inspiring similar flights of the imagination. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-688-15878-1
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Greenwillow
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1998




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