A Fire Truck Named Red

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Bestseller Books A Fire Truck Named Red published A young boy has his heart set on a brand new toy f

Bestseller Books A Fire Truck Named Red published A young boy has his heart set on a brand new toy fire truck, so he is disappointed when he gets his grandfather s rusty old fire truck, Red, instead But working together, the boy and his grandfather patch Red right up while Grandpa tells his grandson all about the adventures he had with Red when he was a boy.. A viral Books A Fire Truck Named Red For anyone who has ever been disappointed because a gift did not match your expectations, this is a great picture book. The little boy in this story had his heart set on getting a brand new fire truck for his birthday. It had "a ladder that reaches all the way up and a hose that sprays real water." It had "lights that flash and a siren that wails and wheels that spin, silent and smooth." Instead he got an old, beat-up fire truck that had belonged to his grandfather when he was a child. While his grandfather was fixing it up, he began to tell the stories of all of the exciting rescues that he and his fire truck performed. The illustrations in the book are great! I especially love how the illustrations that accompany his grandfather's memories are in a limited palette of brown and white, like old photos and movies.
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  • For anyone who has ever been disappointed because a gift did not match your expectations, this is a great picture book The little boy in this story had his heart set on getting a brand new fire truck for his birthday It had a ladder that reaches all the way up and a hose that sprays real water It had lights that flash and a siren that wails and wheels that spin, silent and smooth Instead he got an old, beat up fire truck that had belonged to his grandfather when he was a child While his grandfat [...]


  • Not just another fire truck book for the 2 year olds, in fact this one would be much better for 3 and ups who can appreciate than a red machine with a siren Rowan is disappointed to receive his grandpa s old, battered toy fire truck, but Papa promises him they will fix Red up as good as new And as Papa fixes Red, he spins tall tales of his adventures with Red as a boy In the end, of course, Rowan decides that Red won t be new again, but that the two of them can be a great team And they are.Bob [...]


  • Rowan wants a shiny new fire truck for his birthday, but what he gets is grandpa s hand me down After Grandpa starts telling Rowan about all the adventures he s had with his beloved toy the old fire truck begins to look better and better.Mixed media illustrations make use of sepia tones to move in and out of Grandpa s memories and incorporates photos of a beat up old fire truck to represent Grandpa s toy.Fun read aloud for PreK 2.


  • Rowan is disappointed when he gets his grandfather s rusty old fire truck instead of the brand new one he wanted but, he and his grandfather work together patching Red up while Grandpa tells his grandson all about the adventures he had with it when he was a boy A warm, appealing intergenerational story


  • I purchased this book after reading the Nerdy Book Club post the author wrote I believe that picture books hold so much meaning for readers of all ages This picture books holds this premise true This book will be a wonderful story for young readers, but put it in the hands of an older reader and they are going to see so many important themes and truths in this book.


  • The grandpa in the story uses persuasion to convince his grandson that his old fire truck is a great present He does so through personal story telling of times when he went on dangerous and adventurous runs to save lives These stories taught the boy to appreciate the old sentimental things because there are memories and stories attached to them and he has the truck to make This may be a good book to use in association with a persuasion writing for K 2.



  • A boy wants a brand new firetruck but becomes disappointed with his grandfather s old truck Grandfather teaches the boy a lesson about the value of old things Would be good for Father s day.





  • This poignant story will remind readers that sometimes receiving a gift that is different than what they ask for can be better than what they expected Just about anyone could relate to Rowan who is longing for a beautiful new fire truck for his birthday He s seen the toy in the local toy store, and knows that it has all the bells and whistles that will make him happy It also has a hefty price tag, and he is understandably disappointed when his grandfather passes down his old firetruck, Red Altho [...]


  • What little boy doesn t love fire trucks The siren, the bright red paint, the tall ladder The subject alone makes A Fire Truck Named Red, by Randall De S ve, a sure fire winner with the younger set, add to the engaging story pages of cartoon like illustrations by Bob Staake and children will be clamoring to read it All little Rowan wants for his birthday is the shiny new fire truck he sees in the toyshop window But that handsome truck with a hose that sprays real water lights that flash and a si [...]


  • What a delightful book A grandfather tells his disappointed grandson a story about how, when he was a child, he used a fire truck named Red to come to the rescue of animals and people in distress Although each page includes only a few sentences of text, the story builds in fervor and excitement to a grand climax at a library There are several clever ways in which the illustrations help to build and describe the two side by side stories For example, the grandfather s backstory is illustrated in s [...]


  • Both grandfathers were gone before I was old enough to have any memory of them but they each left me priceless legacies My paternal grandfather was in the hospital after a heart attack when he heard me crying He told my parents You ll never be able to keep Margie down Those words have carried me through than one tough time When my mother was four years old her father died as a result of a work related accident but he handcrafted a wooden rattle, intricately fitted together, for her when she was [...]


  • De Seve has written a delightful book about the joys of imaginary play as well as the joy of stories shared between generations Rowan wants a new, fancy fire truck for his birthday, one with a siren that blares, a really tall ladder, and a hose that really shoots water What he gets his grandfather s old, battered toy Naturally he is disappointed But as his grandfather works at repairing the old toy, he tells Rowan of the adventures he had with Red At first, Rowan isn t interested in the stories, [...]


  • De Seve, Randall A Fire Truck Named Red, illustrated by Bob Staake PICTURE BOOK Farrar, Straus Giroux Macmillan , 2016 17 Content G.Rowan is so disappointed when his grandfather s birthday present is the same fire truck that he was given as a young boy A little grungy, a little dinged up, Rowan can t help but compare it to the shiny, gadget laden truck in the toy store window When his grandfather ignites his imagination by talking about the many rescues he and the fire truck performed, Rowan rea [...]


  • Rowan wants a shiny, new, bells and whistles fire truck for his birthday A specific shiny, new, bells and whistles fire truck He gets a fire truck, sure enough but an old one A really old one With scuffed paint and squeaky wheels So old, it belonged to his grandfather when he was a little boy As the two of them work to revive the old truck one of them enthusiastically than the other , Papa s stories change the way Rowan looks at his gift.Sepia toned memories set Papa s childhood stories apart f [...]


  • This cute book features Rowan and the firetruck his grandfather is passing down to him Rowan wanted a different fire truck Can he be enticed with stories of the past Great story for intergeneration s and reusing things Preschool and up for length.


  • Rowan does not get the shiny new fire truck he wanted for his birthday Instead his grandfather gives him the tired looking fire engine that he played with as a boy Rowan is disappointed, but Grandpa wins him over by telling him stories of his adventures with Red the fire truck when he was a boy I liked the black and white sequences that were illustrated to show flashbacks to Grandpa s adventures Rowan is pulled right into the adventure by Grandpa s storytelling Children will love pouring over th [...]


  • An amazing book about imagination and rushing to the rescue of those in need I appreciated how this book will not only show children that your imagination can run wild, but that even though you may not have a brand new toy, an older one is just as good Just imagine all of the adventures that the older toy has been on, and all of the adventures that are yet to be taken There were also absolutely awesome illustrations present throughout the entire book, perfectly blending reality with imagination. [...]


  • Rowan has his eye on a brand new fire truck but Grandpa decides to give him one of his old toys instead Rowan s disappointed until Grandpa starts telling him about his adventures with Red while cleaning it and making it as good as new By the time he gives Red to Rowan, Rowan knows that he too will have great adventures with his new friend This is a great little book about the lessons we can take away from family stories and how old things can be as good as new.


  • A young boy has his heart set on a brand new toy fire truck, so he is disappointed when he gets his grandfather s rusty old fire truck, Red, instead But working together, the boy and his grandfather patch Red right up while Grandpa tells his grandson all about the adventures he had with Red when he was a boy Provided by publisher.


  • Rowan wants a shiny new toy fire truck for his birthday, instead, he gets Red, a toy fire truck that belonged to his grandfather Trust me, Ro, Papa says We ll fix up Red better than new during the rehab Papa tells Rowan of his adventures with the truck Ro gets swept into his grandfather s stories and although Red will never be new, Ro and Red make a great team Reviewer 11


  • A modern child learns the power of imagination when his grandpa gifts him with a favorite toy from his own childhood Veg n parents note There is a scene with circus elephants, although it s clearly communicated that this was within the context of Grandpa s childhood Young gramps also rescues a cat from a tree, but the illustration shows him grasping it by the tail.


  • I love books like this, books that seem to be overtly about one topic transportation but have lots of deeper chords for discussion imagination, family, adventure I also like how the illustrations show the boy literally being drawn into his grandfather s story, as well as how the grandfather judges exactly what stories to tell.


  • A cute book with several lessons to impart listening to the stories of your elders cleverly told in sepia toned illustrations , repairing old items before buying new ones, finding ways around disappointment, the power of imagination.This story can take young readers on a pretty wild ride.


  • I didn t think I would like this but it was actually a fun story of a boy and his granddad bonding over a toy It wasn t the new shiny fire truck the boy wanted but after hearing all the fun his grandfather had with it when he was a kid, the boy learns to appreciate it




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