The fire alarm sounds. The firefighter jumps in the truck and races to a daring rescue! Get ready for an adventure as Laura Godwin and Julian Hector celebrate one of our bravest everyday heroes in this board-book edition for little hands. Praise for This is the Firefighter (hardcover edition) “With its swift action, catchy verse, and appropriate palette (red, white, blue, and flame), this should find good use among preschool vehicle enthusiasts and new readers as well as in the ‘community helpers’ unit.” -The Horn Book
I love this book! The catchy, rhyming verse keeps readers moving through the action with a sense of purpose, no hesitating as the firefighters rush into burning buildings to bring people out. In boldly drawn illustrations in primary colors with black and white the firefighters are shown moving through all their responsibilities from preparation, to fire fighting, to heading back to the station. There is a little dalmatian to be spotted on nearly every page. I love the way this book teaches respect for people in dangerous first-responder jobs.
Laura Godwin, also known as Nola Buck, is the author of many popular picture books for children, including Oh, Cats!; One Moon, Two Cats; and Christmas in the Manger. She is also the author of the best-selling The Doll People series with Ann M. Martin. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, she now lives in New York City.
Originally from Los Angeles, Julian studied illustration at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. He now lives and works in Austin, Texas. He is an accomplished children’s book illustrator and author and has authored and/or illustrated five published books with more on the way. Additionally, Julian is a talented designer in the technology fields of user experience and user interface (UX/UI).