Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Review: The Fire Station by Robert Munsch


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:

Bestselling Munsch classic now available as a board book.
What child wouldn't love to go for a ride on a fire truck? In this all-time favorite, two kids visit a fire station. While they are exploring a fire truck, an alarm sounds, and away they go to the rescue! In his inimitable way, Munsch turns the story into a hilarious romp that ends with the kids in the bath after helping to battle a fire that turned them all kinds of crazy colors.
Now available with a simplified, revised text in a toddler-friendly board book edition, this story will delight very young children discovering it for the first time.

MY TAKE:

This isn't one of the best children's books I've ever read, but it's still a cute concept.

In The Fire Station, Shiela and Michael go exploring in a fire station and find themselves on a rather exciting adventure.

The narration is a little bit long so it seems to be geared to a slightly older group of young kids. The illustration and coloring seem a bit old-fashioned, as though you were reading an old storybook. The story is still nice, though, and I thought the ending was pretty funny. 

Thanks to NetGalley and Annick Press for the e-ARC. Publication date of The Fire Station is on September 1, 2012.

THE GOOD:

  1. The concept is interesting and something kids might actually do.
  2. It's funny.
  3. The characters are endearing.

THE BAD:

  1. It might seem a little too old-fashioned for some.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Yucky smoke colored Michael yellow, green and blue.
READ IT IF:

  1. You like classic stories.
  2. You like books wherein the kids go on adventures.
  3. You like funny heroes.

RATING: 
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