I Want to Be a Firefighter

HarperCollins. (I Can Read!). Aug. 2022. 32p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780062989611; pap. $4.99. ISBN 9780062989628.
PreS-Gr 3–After Max and his twin sister pretend to respond to an emergency with their pet cat in the bedroom, they are excited to go to school for Fire Safety Day to learn the job of a real firefighter. When they arrive, there is a fire truck outside of the school, and firefighters show the students all the important duties of a fire engineer, investigator, marshal, captain, and more. This colorful book is a great introduction to learning about a crucial community helper. Text and accompanying watercolor pictures work well together to tell the story of a firefighter’s responsibilities. The pictures also show diversity in characters, making the story relatable to all readers. A glossary of terms a helps reinforce the concepts from the story.
VERDICT An ideal book to read aloud to preschool or kindergarten students. Kids in the first or second grades will also benefit by reading this book independently.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing