The Firefighters

The Firefighters

By Sue Whiting; Donna Rawlins (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763640194, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2008


Children will want to grab their coats and boots and rush straight to this winsome firefighting tale full of sound words and bright illustrations.

"Weee-ooo! Weee-ooo! Weee-ooo!
Our fi re engines are fast and noisy — just like the real ones."

From sounding the siren to speeding off in their fire engines (empty boxes will do), from finding the fire to expertly putting it out, the children love playing firefighters with Mrs. Iverson. They are brave and strong, just like real firefighters. And after a hard day of fighting fires, nothing is better than having two real live firefighters come to visit and getting to climb aboard their big, red, shiny fire engine!

About the Author
Sue Whiting is the author of "Learn to Crochet, Big Book of Weekend Crochet", "Party Crochet" and "Easy to Crochet Cute Clothes for Kids". Sue is a professional needlecraft design consultant and author who works with several textile companies to produce brochures, booklets and promotional materials. Her clients include Jaeger and Rowan Handknitting. She trained at the London School of Fashion and has worked with numerous magazines and publishers on all aspects of needlework.

Donna Rawlins has voiced countless projects, from commercial campaigns as the voice of United Airlines, Macy s, AVIVA, and Suzuki, to anime, as the character BT on ."Hack//Sign", as well as myriad storytelling narratives. Also a singer-songwriter, her television credits include "The Shield", "Dawson s Creek", "The Unit", and the film "Mr. Woodcock". She is based in Los Angeles.