Caldecott Honor artist Stephen T. Johnson’s new multiconcept novelty is a book and a toy in one. My Little Red Fire Truck gives practice telling time while its sturdy moving parts provide hours of fun — and allow readers to see how it would be to work on a real fire truck!
This is a really cool concept for a fire truck book, that takes you through the process of getting a fire engine ready for work step by step (all of which little readers can help with!) You’ll check the oil lever, secure the ladder, clean and stow the tools, use the radio, start the iginition and ring the fire bell (among other things). This is quite a large book, as an FYI—the size of a picture book and about 2 inches thick, and if you aren’t careful some of the pieces could be easily lost.