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.
Stephen T. Johnson is the creator of such well-known children’s books as <i>My Little Red Toolbox</i>, a <i>Publishers Weekly</i> bestseller; <i>My Little Blue Robot</i>, a <i>Newsweek</i> Holiday pick; <i>A Is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet</i>, an ALA Notable and a <i>New York Times</i> Best Illustrated Book of the Year; and <i>Alphabet City</i>, recipient of a Caldecott Honor, a <i>New York Times</i> Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. His artwork can be found in permanent and public collections including the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC; the DeKalb Avenue Subway Station in Brooklyn, New York; the Universal Metro Station in Los Angeles, California; and Love Field Airport in Dallas, Texas. Stephen is a professor at the University of Kansas and he lives in Lawrence, Kansas.