A day in the life of a hero.
The alarm sounds. Fire fighters scramble into coats and helmets and boots. Fire trucks loaded with fire fighters and their equipment roar into the street, ready and willing to save the day.
As we have all been reminded, fire fighters are the epitome of strength, nobility, and pure courage. Every child in America has now realized that these brave fighters are our country's true heroes. With straightforward text and compelling full color photographs, this book takes children inside the fire fighters' world, showing them a day in the life of a hero.
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Grade 2-5 In answering his initial question, "What do fire fighters do?," Maass focuses only partially on the dramatic aspects of firefighting. He also addresses the various other activities of fire fighters: training and practicing drills; maintaining equipment; inspecting; teaching in schools; and marching in parades. Many full-color photographs, some of excellent artistic quality, illustrate this behind-the-scenes look at the life of a big-city fire fighter. The brief text is clearly written, although the vocabulary is difficult for the age level indicated by the format. While the book provides a comprehensiveness of sorts, it lacks, perhaps intentionally, the action-filled drama and immediacy of Wolf's Firehouse (Morrow, 1983), written for a similar audience. Although most young aspiring fire fighters might seek the excitement of danger, Maass' book, in its realistic look at the other activities of fire fighters, provides a reasonable balance. Connie Tyrrell Burns, Mahoney Middle School, South Portland, Maine
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Vivid photographs and a lucid, informative text provide glimpses of a profession that many little ones admire--and often aspire to. Ages 5-8.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descrizione libro Scholastic Paperbacks, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Revised. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0439417813
Descrizione libro Scholastic Paperbacks, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0439417813
Descrizione libro Scholastic Paperbacks, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 439417813
Descrizione libro Scholastic Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0439417813 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0218107