My Fire Engine (Hardcover)

By Michael Rex

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805053913, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1999



A Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Selection.

A young child imagines that he is a firefighter, and narrates the action as the siren rings and the firefighters put on their gear, race to the scene, and save the day. Readers are taken on an exciting ride from the start of a fire to the suspense-filled finish. When his work is done, the young firefighter puts away his truck --until next time!

This book is just right for young readers: simple and accessible, yet chock-full of details, right down to the firefighter's fire-resistant pants and coat. Fire safety tips are included in the back.

About the Author

Michael Rex grew up in Chatham, New Jersey, and studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is the illustrator of "Floating Home," by David Getz, and the author-illustrator of T"he Painting Gorilla." He lives in Brooklyn, New York.