Written in a similar style to the beloved children’s classic Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Firehouse by Jennifer Drez is set to follow in its path of popularity and enjoyment. Written in a rhyming pattern, Goodnight Firehouse is about the inner workings of a firehouse and the firefighters who are constantly on call to keep us safe. Acceptable for both children and adults, it’s important for us all to know and appreciate the sacrifice and commitment that firefighters put forth in their work and passion.
Written in two parts, the first is about the firefighters. Their procedure while getting ready for a fire after the alarm sounds, and then the act of fighting the fires are first discussed. The suits they wear, the equipment used to fight the fire (used also for medical problems not related to housefires), and their doggie mascot, are all told “good night.” In the second part of the book, the machines used to help put out the fires are told goodnight. The fire engine, aerial ladder truck, brush truck, airport crash rescue vehicle, boat, plane, helicopter, fireboat, and air tankers are each mentioned with their significance given.
Firefighters are always on duty and can’t risk any hesitation when it comes to protecting people and the environment. The duties of firefighters are not limited to just fires in buildings, but also forest fires and fires elsewhere. With the style of writing and the information given, this book is recommended for kids of all ages year-round, especially during fire safety week in schools.
My five-year-old found this story entertaining and very informative. She feels like she has a better understanding of the job of a firefighter after being read this book. All of the information presented is explained in a simple way, and is easy to be understood by my five-year-old, as well as (I’m sure) kids of any other age. Emergency vehicles of all kinds seem to be a big hit among young kids, and the vehicles in this story will be no different. Keeping kids informed about public service jobs is smart; to help them to always have this information in the back of their mind will help ensure a better future for us all. Facts about fire safety and fire prevention are also included at the end of the book. The author helps the readers to remember the steps required to prevent fires and what to do during this scary and devastating time.
|Author||Jennifer Drez, with illustrations by Kyle Clay|
|Page Count||32 pages|
|Publisher||JGD Publishing, LLC|
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