Friday, March 14, 2014

Children's Book Review: When I Grow Up I Want To Be....A Firefighter

Will's Amazing Day

Published By: Wigu Publishing

Published: February 22, 2014

This is another book in the WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE.... series.  I have previously reviewed the US Army and Teacher books.  Click HERE to see those reviews.

Again, I can't say enough good things about this educational and fun series of books.  All kids dream of being something when they grow up and this series of books hits on all those great occupations by sharing a story and fitting in educational aspects of that job.  The kids are learning while reading and don't even know it!

In this story, we are introduced to Will who is worried about going on his class field trip to the fire station. Will has always been afraid of fires and of firefighters.  He thinks about ways he can miss going on the field trip, but as the day arrives he decides to go.  When the Fire Captain announces that he is also afraid of fires, Will is suddenly excited to learn more about fire fighting.  The children are given a tour of the station, allowed to pet the firehouse dogs, introduced to a female firefighter in complete fire fighting gear, allowed to climb in a fire truck, and able to handle a hose spraying water.

Through the field trip the reader is informed about fire safety, the different jobs of a fire fighter that include more than just fighting fires, and how to make a safety plan in your own home.  We are also taught there are many different types of fire fighters and equipment including helicopters and airplanes.

Building on Will's real fear and the excitement of his other classmates, this book will appeal to children who are curious and afraid to admit their fears.  By the end of the story, your child will want to visit their own neighborhood fire station!

Wigu Publishing is a collaboration of talented and creative individuals working together to create informative and fun books for our children. Our titles serve to introduce children to the people in their communities who serve others through their vocations. Wigu’s books are unique in that they help our children to visualize the abundant opportunities that exist for them to be successful and to make a difference. Our goal is to inspire the great leaders and thinkers of tomorrow.  For more on Wigu Publishing and their books, click HERE.  Like them on Facebook, HERE. Follow them on Twitter, HERE.  Follow their Pinterest boards, HERE

Wigu Publishing is casting for a new book, WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE....A GOOD PERSON. Would you like your child to appear as an illustrated character in one of their books? 

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  • Winner selected on April 30, 2014
To purchase WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE A....FIREFIGHTER: Will's Amazing Day, click on the photo below.

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I was sent a copy of the book thanks to Wigu Publishing for the purpose of this review.  This review is my honest opinion. I was not compensated in any way for this review.  If you choose to purchase the book from the above link, I may receive a small compensation without you having to spend a cent more for your purchase.  Thanks for supporting reviews.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

This would have been the perfect book for our nephew when he was young!