Saturday, March 22, 2014
When I Grow Up I Want To Be... a Firefighter, by Wigu Publishing
Age Group: 6 and up
Series: When I Grow Up I Want To Be...
Paperback: 60 pages
Publisher: Wigu Publishing (February 22, 2014)
I am extremely excited about writing this review. When I told my daughter that I was receiving another When I Grow Up I Want To Be... book, she got really excited. She said, "Yeah, now I can decide what to be when I get older from reading these books." Then she proceeded to list all the different jobs that are out there. How exciting for a parent to hear their child joyously speak about different positions they can possibly hold. That is the great thing about this series, it will spark something in your child that will put a smile on your face.
When I Grow Up I Want To Be... a Firefighter is just as amazing as the other books in this series. This story is about a boy named Will who had the field trip of his dreams. When he first heard his class was going to visit a firehouse he grew very afraid. One of his biggest fears was of fire. How could he possibly enjoy this trip? Unbeknownst to him, he wound up learning a lot about firefighting, as did I while reading the book.
Just like the other books, this one has the cartoon character kids placed in real life pictorial scenes. It also has pictures of firefighters in action along with informational pages. I have to say, two informational pages that I think are the most amazing are the one that actually shows and labels a fire station and the one that shows and labels a firefighter's gear. Now, if you have a child that wants to be a firefighter or loves fire trucks, they are going to love the pages that not only show the different kinds of fire trucks, but also tells you what they are called. Another learning lesson for me. Most importantly are the pages that contain the home fire safety checklist and the one that shows you how to create your own home fire escape plan. It was written in such simplistic terms that my child was able to go around our house by herself and utilize these two important pages.
When I Grow Up I Want To Be... a Firefighter has given my daughter a better understanding of what it takes to be a firefighter. It not only shows her the "fun" part of the job, but also the seriousness of it also. I highly recommend not only this book, but this series for any parent who has a child learning about different jobs, active imagination, or one who just likes to learn.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.