Firefighters to the rescue!

R. W. Alley, 1955-

Book - 2023

"Firefighters to the rescue! The officers of Breezy Valley answer the call to protect their beloved town. Ladders, axes, and water hoses take center stage as the firefighters rescue the tabby cat twins, put out blazes, and save not only lives-but also the town ice cream parlor! Lively action, equipment details, cross-section pictures and more will keep young firefighter fans engaged throughout this delightful story"--

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Picture books
New York : Kane Press, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers [2023]
Main Author
R. W. Alley, 1955- (author)
First edition
Item Description
"A Breezy Valley at work book"-- title page.
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Ages 3-6
Grades K-1
Contents unavailable.
Review by Kirkus Book Review

A save-the-day story sprinkled with firefighter facts. What happens when the Tabby Twins get stuck on an ice cream cone sign during a kitchen fire? Led by cheerful, orderly Chief Piggie, the firefighters of Breezy Valley--a group of anthropomorphic animals--spring into action! At the scene of the emergency, the Tabby Twins argue while stranded on the ice cream cone sign. "You're breathing my air," snipes one. "Am NOT!" retorts the other. Their squabble lightens the mood and signals that all will be OK, and sure enough, they are returned to their mother promptly so the crew can fight the flames below. Next, it's on to fight a meadow fire and then time to unwind at the firehouse…until a late-night siren interrupts again--a firefighter's job is never done! The illustrations are reminiscent of Richard Scarry's work. Bustling scenes will keep readers searching for stories within the story. The main narrative, conveyed in blocky black text, can be followed easily, while the use of speech bubbles in the art adds to the fun. Early on, an elaborately labeled illustration of turnout gear is followed by diagrams of pumper and ladder engines and Brush Breaker trucks, making this a true love letter to firefighters and their tools. At the end of the book, Alley encourages readers to go back and spot details hidden in the art. (This book was reviewed digitally.) Classic in style, rich in information, and sweet in story. (Picture book. 4-8) Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.