A Fire Truck Named Red

A Fire Truck Named Red

Book - 2016
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A young boy has his heart set on a brand-new toy fire truck, so he is disappointed when he gets his grandfather's rusty old fire truck, Red, instead. But working together, the boy and his grandfather patch Red right up while Grandpa tells his grandson all about the adventures he had with Red when he was a boy.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, ©2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780374300739
Characteristics: 34 unnumbered pages :,color illustrations ;,24 x 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Staake, Bob 1957-- Illustrator


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Oct 31, 2016

Great story teaching young ones that sometimes you don't get what you want, but what you do get can be pretty great, too.

At first Rowan is disappointed and writer notes that he was struggling with his feelings but remembered to be polite, and in the end he became as excited about the old fire truck as was his Grandpa. Nice story.

ChristchurchKids Jun 27, 2016

It's his birthday, and Rowan does want to cry. Instead of the shiny, newfangled toy fire truck he'd been longing for, he's been given Red, his grandfather's rickety old toy fire truck. Before the tears can spill over, Papa begins fixing up the rusty old relic while regaling Rowan with tales of Red's bygone adventures. Depicted in nostalgic sepia tones and packed with cinematic derring-do, the stories leave Rowan excited to embark on some adventures of his own with the now-refurbished vehicle. Similar to Mike Austin's Fire Engine No. 9, this lively intergenerational picture book is sure to satisfy young truck aficionados.

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