|Fireman Fred (I like to read)|
Author: Reed, Lynn Rowe
Follows Fred as he speeds to a fire, performs a rescue, and makes a new friend.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: .60
Points: .5 Quiz: 163242
Kirkus Reviews (-) (07/15/13)
School Library Journal (08/01/13)
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School Library Journal - 08/01/2013 K-Gr 2—This easy-to-read title features appealing folk-art paintings and a correspondingly simple text. Fireman Fred is napping at the fire station when the alarm goes off, signaling a fire. Once he and his crew have successfully extinguished a house fire, they rescue the owner's cat from a tree. When they find a dog that no one claims, Fireman Fred adopts it. At story's end, he and his new pet are in bed, resting from their day's adventures. The text features simple words with much repetition, making it perfect for new readers. The brightly colored illustrations have an endearing, childlike quality. Houses are simple triangles on top of rectangles and perspectives are askew. Altogether, this is a kid-friendly presentation about a popular topic.—B. Allison Gray, Goleta Public Library, CA - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.