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The Fire Station Early Reader

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This is an Early Children's Reader Book that me and my kids read together. I found this book so cute, and the storyline pulled my kids into it. They found the story funny and wanted to keep reading which I loved. There were a few big words I did not think were great for earlier readers, but overall I liked this book. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Annick Press) or author (Robert Munsch) via NetGalley, so I can give an honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that.
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Princess Fuzzypants here:  When my brother was just a kit, Momma used to read him Robert Munsch stories.  They loved the funny tales and the great artwork that accompanied.the stories.  This one is about two mischievious children, Michael and Sheila who go to the fire station.  While they are exploring, they end up going to a fire and getting covered in colourful smoke.  Even their parents do not recognize them when they return home.  But that does not stop those two.

Once they are cleaned up, they decided the next place to explore is the police station.  It is very silly but so much fun.  I also liked the reading aids that will help parents improve the reading abilities of their children.  Five purrs and two paws up.
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This is a simpler version of the story we all know and love.  The funny tale features easy to read words and amusing illustrations. The words that sound like noises were fun to dramatically act out.  At the end of the book, there are activities to further explore the story and build literacy skills with your child.
As a parent to a new reader, I appreciated the Getting Ready for Reading Tips.  This book would be an excellent addition to a home library or classroom. 

Thank you to NetGalley and Annick Press Ltd for the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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The same problems that exist in the other Munsch Readers exist here.  It’s like the author took a 30 year old book and tried to update it for modern kids, and it just does not work.
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Another great early reader by Robert Munsch!

My first grader really liked this book about two kids sneaking into the back of the firetruck and the firetruck going to a call.  Of course the kids get all dirty too.

This is a great early reader because some of the words are repeated enough to help them sink in and be remembered.  This book also has some great bonus content of having the child do a story retelling by showing the story via a series of pictures.  My daughter's favorite part was the spot the difference activity at the end.

A simple story for early readers, great illustrations, and extra learning activities make this a book that kids will really like.  Learning to read should be fun!

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing a copy of this ARC for my honest review.
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Wow! This book has everything you need to educate young children about the parts of a book. 

It’s a cute story but the informational aspect as far as learning to dissect the book and break it down is what a lot of kids struggle with so it’s unique in that it incorporates these learning skills into the text. 

I think this is great especially for 1st and 2nd grade children.
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* read with my service dog for brain exercise 

He knows who the good guys are , fireman, police etc. he was well aware the the kids in the book did something they weren’t suppose to, barking when they got into the truck, car without telling anyone or an okay from adult. He barks at them and alerted me lol
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In my early teaching years, I was introduced to Robert Munsch books by a fellow teacher.  I fell in love with the humorous stories and the fun illustrations.  Seeing that there were early reader versions coming out made me excited to see how they were structured.  As with the original version, The Fire Station Early Reader is silly and entertaining.  It is sure to make children laugh.  I was pleased to see that there are additions to this version for before and after reading.  There is an introduction to the characters in the story and the high-frequency words that are in the book.  There is also a short lesson on phonics (letter 'f') and homophones.  The letter 'f' is green in the words in the story to help draw attention to its place in words.  At the end of the book are pictures that could be used to do a retell activity, a spot the differences activity, and a "what makes a good friend" activity.  Then, it finishes off with some tips for getting ready to read and ways to make reading more fun.  As a teacher, I enjoyed this new version and I know that my students will too.
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I was really excited when I saw that this book was being published. Robert Munsch is a beloved author from the U.S. and Canada who inspired the love of reading in so many children and adults for generations. This book combines the classic story and illustrations that readers know and love with the strategies teachers and parents want to teach their young readers readily available at the beginning and end of the book. 

Leveled books are a great tool for young readers but also have a bad rap and history of being extremely dull. This book breaks that mold because it features the same story kids love but is written in an accessible font, and includes pre and post reading activities. Robert Munsch books are great for kids to begin with. They offer repetitive text, are fun to read and listen to and are generally written at about a grade 2 level. The adjustments to this book make it even more accessible and in my opinion are the best of both worlds! As a grade 3 teacher (who is currently doing a Robert Munsch unit in class at the time of this review) I would absolutely like to see this book in my classroom library, especially for home reading or guided reading purposes. Children love these books and they gravitate towards them in grades k-4. I would recommend this book to parents and teachers of children in the 3-9 age range, as well as slightly older students who typically struggle with reading or dislike reading or are learning to read in English, as I think this book would be perfect to support them while still being something that is enjoyable to read. 

Thanks SO much to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. I can't wait to order copies for my classroom next fall!
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Adorable book that my emergent reader loved exploring. The beginning picks out words, and characters that will be read in the story so the child can familiarize themselves with words they may not have learned yet. We read it in one sitting, and thoroughly enjoyed the story of the two friends, and their adventure in the fire truck. After the story, there are some questions allowing the child to tell back the story with pictures, as well as some questions about what makes a good friend. 

Thank you to Netgalley for the review copy I received.
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This is a classic Robert Munsch book that is loved by so many. The early reader version is done very well and is perfect for those early readers. The book provides an easy to understand and easy to grasp concept of the reading and what is needed to read. Providing focus letters is a great tool to help young ones learn to read.
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Another perfect fit read for my young reader. The repetition allows him to practice words but it’s not annoying in the repetition. 

The illustrations are incredibly dated.
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As part of their ‘Early Reader’ re-release, some of the classic works of the beloved Robert Munsch have been adapted to include a guide that is placed to help a young reader explore sounds, consonants, character voices & plot comprehension. 

In this story, we follow Michael & Sheila as they take it upon themselves to explore the environments where various groups of first responders work; more specifically, where their vehicles are parked until an emergency calls them onto the roads. What I enjoyed so very much about this book as a child were the illustrations. There is something absolutely touching about the way the images by Michael Martchenko have nestled themselves into my brain. 

Calling to mind the little adventure of the two main characters was closer to the surface of my brain than I had anticipated; finding myself laughing as the children joyfully make their way into a police cruiser after their escapades with the firetruck. 

A good story is one that sticks with us for far longer than it might have taken us to read the book. Though this story in particular calls to mind the boisterous adventures of youth; I cannot pin what it is about it that has remained nestled in my mind for all of this time. Regardless, I am certain that the young readers of today will see themselves looking back at the bubbles mounting the walls of the bathroom in rainbow shaded colours as the children are faced with the begrudging reality after their stellar adventures. 

Thank you to NetGalley, Annick Press Ltd. & Robert Munsch for the free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
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This was a good, engaging young reader book about two friends and their adventures on a fire truck. There were engaging activities that went with the reading, including pre reading activities. This is the perfect book for beginning readers.
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I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

You just cannot go wrong with Robert Munsch. I am so excited for the release of his easy readers. If you've got an adventurer in your family, or a future firefighter, this book is for them!
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Very cute book. Perfect for my 6yo nephew. I think this would be suited best for 6-9yos. I think every child wants to be a firefighter!
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