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

By Bill Martin Jr, Richard Egielski (Illustrator)

Harcourt Children's Books, 9780152275624, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1996



Smoke is rising in the city, but help is on the way. Join the rescue brigade on a wild adventure at the scene of a most un-expected fire A lively rhyming text, hilarious illustrations, and an outrageous cast of funny females will keep children laughing all the way to the surprise ending. From beginning to end, Egielski's rumble-tumble stage business and inventive subplots combine with Martin's comic puns and rhythmic verve to make this picture book a five-alarm delight. --"Publishers Weekly"

Praise For "Fire! Fire!" Said Mrs. McGuire

Punchy poetics [and] lightning pace.—The New York Times Book Review

Slapstick humor and fast-paced action....A five-alarm de-light.—Publishers Weekly

Youngsters will be captivated by the colorful scenes and forceful language.—Kirkus Reviews