"Fire! Fire!" Said Mrs. McGuire

"Fire! Fire!" Said Mrs. McGuire

By Bill Martin Jr; Vladimir Radunsky (Illustrator)

HMH Books, Hardcover, 9780152057251, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2006


A group of silly mice live happily in a cozy closet, until one day they spot a menacing orange glow through their keyhole. It must be . . . fire! What will they do? "Water! Water!" says Mrs. Votter. "Break down the door!" says Mrs. Orr. But is all the fuss really necessary?

Bill Martin Jr's classic text gets a fresh update from Vladimir Radunsky. With the wry wit that fans have come to expect, Radunsky creates a wacky world of bumbling rodents behind the closet door. And for more fun, a keyhole cutout reveals a delightful surprise ending.

About the Author
BILL MARTIN JR (1916-2004) is known worldwide for his classic picture books, including "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" and "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?," both illustrated by Eric Carle, and "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom," illustrated by Lois Ehlert.

VLADIMIR RADUNSKY has illustrated many books for children, including his own "I Love You Dude" and "The Mighty Asparagus," a "New York Times Book Review" Best Illustrated Book of the Year and a "Child" Magazine Best Book of the Year. He lives in Italy.