The Fire Station PPBF


Here's my pick for this week's Perfect Picture Book Friday, hosted by Susanna Hill:

Title: The Fire Station
Author: Robert Munsch
Illustrator: Michael Martchenko
Publisher: Firefly Books (Canada), Annick Press (US), 1983
Theme: Fire trucks, humour
Synopsis (from Indigo): "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."
Opening: "Michael and Sheila were walking down the street. As they passed the fire station, Sheila said, 'Michael, let's go ride a fire truck.'"

Why I Like This Book: We just spent all week learning about fire safety, a valuable and serious topic. What better way to cap off the lessons than with a Robert Munsch story? This story doesn't deal with fire safety; it's all about being naughty and having fun. Kids love this book! It is full of colour, energy and a delightful cheekiness!

Links to Resources:

1. You can find a whole bunch of fire safety activities in a previous post.

2. There's a super cute youtube video/song for 3 to 6 year olds:


3. Here's another cool clip of different kinds of fire vehicles:



If you have some great fire safety sites to share,  I'd love for you to list them in your comments. Thanks!



Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway and thank you again to the seven amazing bloggers who donated gifts!

Karen B. wins a $25 Amazon certificate from me, Grade ONEderful.

Terri P. wins two Halloween activities from Granny Goes to School.

Danny T. wins two items from Kindergarten Blooms.

Kelly B. wins the Spinnerama Math Set from The Reading Corner.

Amanda wins a TpT item from First Grade and Fabulous.

Danielle wins the Weekly Planner from Dragonflies in First.

Lauren B. wins a $10 gift certificate from rubber boots and elf shoes.

Tori wins the Common Core First Grade Reading Posters from Growing Firsties.

You should receive an email shortly from your blogging "gift-giver".





16 comments

  1. Great, two selections for Fire Prevention week. This looks like a book kids would have great fun exploring. Who doesn't like a fire station and big trucks. Nice choice - nothing wrong with fun!!

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  2. Looks a colorful,fun story. Will have to check it out. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Darshana!

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  3. I don't see my name up there, but congrats to all your winners!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  4. I love Munsch books! Here a link to hear Robert Munsch read "The Fire Station"
    http://robertmunsch.com/book/the-fire-station

    Also thanks for the giveaway! I was so excited to win the awesome planner from Dragonflies in First! Wow! It's amazing!!

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    1. Thanks for the link and I'm so happy you love Traci's planner. It looks pretty awesome!

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  5. We are doing Safety later this term, so thanks for sharing! I will be bookmarking this to use when the time comes!! Happy weekend to you Barbara :)
    Tina
    Good Morning Mrs Rubie

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  6. Thank you so much for having your great giveaway! I am so excited I won the Spinerama Math set! The Reading Teacher has already sent it to me. Thanks again!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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    1. You're welcome, Kelly! Thanks for entering the giveaway!

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  7. I've never seen the Fire Station book before. That will be a good one to add to my collection. Thanks, Barb!
    Chrissy
    First Grade Found Me

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  8. This is a new Robert Munsch book to me. I like it. Thanks for sharing.
    Petersons-Pad

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