"Fire! Fire!" Said Mrs. McGuire (Hardcover)

By Bill Martin Jr, Vladimir Radunsky (Illustrator)

HMH Books, 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.