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The forces of chaos are strong in the works of Richard Scarry, but in this volume they are so strong to the point of total annihilation and despair. I keep trying to hide it so I don't have to read it aloud again, but I may just have to get rid of it.
The firefighters at the station have a very busy day. The painters Drippy and Sticky are trying to paint the firehouse. Trouble happens when the drop cloth falls off the fire truck and paint spills all over the fire truck and stains the fire fighters gear. This doesn't stop the firefighters from responding to different calls while Drippy and Sticky try to solve the painting mess problem. The problems continue when the fire fighters return and the floor is all wet. More problems happen but don't
This text is a great topic for young readers. This book could be used to lead a lesson on learning the community and who is a part of our community. We could discuss roles, and jobs with this text, and the pictures would keep the audience entertained easily while diving into social studies and text structure.
See what happens when the fire station hires some absent minded painters!
To be fair, my toddler loved this, but to me it was too silly and had too much going on outside of the fire station. The text didn't flow well so I mainly made up words for the book.
Richard Scarry's classic honors our brave first responders. Inspiring.
in it for the illustrations, could pass on the story
In this book, Drippy and Sticky are housepainters that show up to paint the town's fire station. They put out a cloth to cover up the fire trucks but the cloth slips and the truck gets covered in pink paint. Also, the firehouse poles get painted candy strips, but when the bell rings and the firefights slide down the pole, they get paint all over them. Regardless of these misfortunes, the firefighters do not complain, they continue with their jobs, helping those who call. As the day goes on, bigg...
This was a good "Richard Scarry's" book but it was very 'busy'.... as most of his stories are. So if you have a child that gets overwhelmed very easily then these stories aren't for them. All the illustrations have LOTs and LOTS of things going on and is very 'busy' looking so even if you just tried to look at each page it would take a lot of time to see everything on each page. The fire house needs repainted but the fire house is busy doing things that firefighters need to do... everything turn...
Grandma bought this book for my two-year-old. The version we have is part of a two-story book (the other featured story is A Day at the Airport). This book features tons of fire engines and opportunities to exclaim, "OH NO!" over big messes, both of which make my son really happy. Read by L January 2016
This tale, set in the classic world of Busy Town, presents a slapstick firehouse tour with hints of color identification. The text is an overall fun story that avoids the pitfall of being overly busy and fragmented.
The day of a firefighter...well at least in Busy Town! This is another cute and funny adventure by Richard Scarry. The firestation, fresh paint, a house fire, a pile up between several interesting vehicles, and then a Rino's silly mistake make this a silly story that little kids will love.
"It's all in a firefighter's day at the fire station." This chorused tagline is especially enjoyable for us as Daddy is a firefighter. But come to think of it, what ever your occupation (certainly including motherhood) it is one with which most will connect with.
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there's a fire truck in this book... !! !!! !! (actually, there are many -- great for practicing counting) ... this one is a big hit.
It's a Richard Scarry's book. Need I say more, it's always a good read.
Tanner loves this book! It is a silly but fun book. We checked it out after we visited a firestation and Tanner puts on his fire hat everytime before we start reading.
Another very fun story - this time the raccoons are trying to paint the firehouse, but the firemen (pigs) keep messing it up!
"I liked when Smokey said 'wonderful!'"
one of my son's favorties of the "day in the life" type Richard Scarry books