Children’s Book Review: Flash the Little Fire Engine by Pam Calvert

Flash the Little Fire Engine Book Cover

FLASH THE LITTLE FIRE ENGINE

By: Pam Calvert

Illustrated by: Jen Taylor

Published: November 5, 2019

Publisher: Two Lions

Fiction

For all the little kids who have been told they aren’t big enough or old enough or smart enough to do something, FLASH THE LITTLE FIRE ENGINE is the story for them.

Flash is so excited to join the other fire engines and it’s his first day on the job. He can’t wait to help out and when the first fire call comes in he rushes out with the other fire trucks. But each time, he is told he isn’t big enough to handle the fire. Crash handles the airplane fire at the airport. Laddie handles the high-rise apartment fire. Tank and Fizz handle the forest wildfire. Flash is feeling defeated and unwanted until a call comes in and he is the only one who can get there in time.

Interior page from Flash the Little Fire Engine children's book

The illustrations fill the pages and are brightly colored. They also share the emotion on the fire trucks as well as the humans on the pages. Kids will love voicing the onomatopoeias and sound effects in the story.

Kids who love fire engines or stories of heroes saving the day will love this new picture book!

Pam Calvert is an award-winning children’s book author. Her books include the Princess Peepers series, illustrated by Tuesday Mourning; more recently, Brianna Bright, Ballerina Knight, illustrated by Liana Hee; and other titles. Formerly a science teacher as well as a writing instructor and coach, she speaks to thousands of children every year. When she’s not speaking or writing, you can find her having fun with her family in Texas. Learn more about her online at www.pamcalvert.com.

Jen Taylor is an illustrator and arts-and-crafts enthusiast born and raised in New Jersey. She attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she majored in illustration and animation. She is the illustrator of the Brave Little Camper series as well as the picture book Ninja Camp, written by Sue Fliess. She previously worked in animation on such shows as Sid the Science Kidand MAD. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and their corgi, Rocket. Learn more about her online at www.jentaylor.net. Check out this other book illustrated by Jen Taylor, NINJA CAMP.

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Other books you might like:

FIRE TRUCK DREAMS

WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE…A FIREFIGHTER

BUSY BUILDERS FIRE STATION


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