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Fire Engine No. 9

Mike Austin


List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (9/27/2016)
Hardcover (9/22/2015)


Told almost entirely in sound words, this day-in-the-life look at firefighters and their fire truck will appeal to the youngest vehicle enthusiasts and to parents with a penchant for exuberant read-aloud sessions. With art reminiscent of Donald Crews’s transportation books, Mike Austin evokes the excitement of a 911 call as we follow firefighters sliding down the fire pole, racing through town, and up the ladder truck. Includes fire safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Praise For Fire Engine No. 9

“Bold and energetic, and complete with fire-safety tips and fire-gear endpapers, this is one surefire win for the firefighter fan.” —Kirkus Reviews starred review

"The simple emphatic text includes many forceful sound words… text placement, color, and size are integral parts of the dynamic illustrations.” —The Horn Book starred review

"“Highly recommended for young fire engine fans.” —Booklist starred review

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780553510959, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2015

About the Author

MIKE AUSTIN is an illustrator and graphic designer. He lives in Hawaii and spends most of his time creating illustrations for his clients or working on his children’s books.