Aug 1, 2011
The Fire Station
A couple of weeks before school ended, my son had a visit from the fire fighters close to our house. They did a fire safety demonstration and everyone got to climb on the truck. All those bells and whistles and buttons really piqued his interest. He was a fireman for Halloween last year, and has been wearing the hat around the house as he rescues his sister from increasingly dangerous situations.
The Fire Station (JP, CN, US) is the perfect book for both of them right now.
Sheila and Michael get so dirty they need a fire hose to wash off. Both of my kids can relate to this! They get to ride on the fire engine when the alarm sounds off while they are they. This turns into the Munschian adventure of a lifetime!
Robert Munsch can always elicit a giggle from my kids. His words can brighten up even the grumpiest of kids (or moms). This book is not an exception to the rule!
The Fire Station, written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko, is the 5th book I've read for the 5th Canadian Book Challenge.