A mighty machine-filled fun read for brilliant boys!
Emegency! Fire engine to the rescue! This noisy, busy story is jam-packed with emergency vehicles. Discover lots of exciting vehicles in the action-packed pages, including fire engines, police cars, ambulances, lifeboats, breakdown trucks and rescue helicopters. With bright, bold artwork, fun rhyming text and lots of great sound words to read aloud, this story is perfect for sharing with machine-mad boys.
"Help is coming! It's on the way!" With that reassuring refrain, Mayo and Ayliffe (previously paired for Dig Dig Digging) team up once again for a paper-over-board book about specialty vehicles, this time narrowing their focus to 11 machines that come to the rescue on land, water and sky when a crisis hits. For instance, on a spread that begins, "Forest fire blazing emergency!" Mayo introduces fire-fighting planes that "zoom up and away./ Swoop, swoop, swooping, water scooping,/ Help is coming. It's on the way!" Ayliffe translates the scene into cut-paper collage layering torn yellow and orange paper to give depth and animation to the flame, and depicting the water dropped by the plane with a gauzy, translucent paper. Ayliffe renders the rescue vehicles as a large, center-stage presence in most of the spreads, sure to please fans of big trucks. A potent combination of timely subject matter and a bright, upbeat presentation of vehicular heroes in action. Ages 3-6.