Describes what it means to be a firefighter, including life at the firehouse, practice drills, service to the community, and fire emergencies.
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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 Demco Media. Turtleback. Condizione libro: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Codice libro della libreria G0606018352I3N00