Perfect Picture Book Friday – Fireman Small

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, Everyone!

Just for a change, I’m on the road again!  But this time I managed to write my post before I left.  I hope you’re as impressed with me as I am 🙂

Today, in honor of the fact that I’m traveling with my boy, I’d like to share a book that I read to him approximately 3 million times when he was little 🙂

Fireman Small
Written & Illustrated By: Wong Herbert Yee
Houghton Mifflin, 1994, Fiction

Suitable For Ages: 2-6

Themes/Topics: firefighters, helping others

Opening: “In the middle of town, where buildings stand tall
There lives a little man called Fireman Small.
The only firefighter this side of the bay,
Fireman Small works night and day.”

Brief Synopsis: Fireman Small wants nothing more than a good sleep, but as the only firefighter around, his work never seems to be done!

Links To Resources: HERE is a whole lesson plan on firefighting; Firetrucks and Firefighters from Enchanted Learning (coloring activities, crafts, and a game)

Why I Like This Book: Catchy rhyme, a plucky little fireman who always answers the call of duty no matter how tired he is, and sweet simple pictures make this a charming book that is fun to read aloud over and over… thank goodness because I have read it many, many times 🙂  Fireman Small is a model of helpfulness, and I love that the people he helps don’t forget to say thank you 🙂  This one has stood the test of time and many reading in our house – I hope you’ll enjoy it too!

For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.

Before I send you all off on your merry way, I want to tell you that on Monday for Short & Sweets we’re going to have something a little different and special!  And that’s all I’m saying.  You won’t get another word out of me so don’t even try!  Nope.  Uh-uh.  My lips are sealed.  Just be sure to tune in Monday, same Bat Time, same Bat Channel 🙂

PPBF bloggers, please add your post-specific links to the list below so we can all come read your selections!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

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