Flash, the Little Fire Engine By Pam Calvert


Back of Book:
It’s Flash’s first day on the job as a little fire engine—and it’s going to be a busy one! But Flash is ready to jump into action and save the day. The only problem is, every time Flash tries to pitch in, he is either too little or too late to help out. What if no one needs him? When a fire erupts in the middle of town, it looks like Flash might be the only one available to help. Does he have what it takes to save the day?
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Two Lions Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Flash is a little fire engine who is ready to fight fires and save the day. The only problem is that he always gets there a little too late to help out. I discuss fire prevention in my classroom every year and this is a perfection addition to my fire unit. The text is well written and kept even my wiggliest littles engaged the entire time. The use of figurative language throughout the text added another layer to the story.   My students loved learning about how fires are put out at airports, large buildings, and the forest. I loved the message that more matter how small everybody has an important job that they can do. The illustrations by Jen Taylor are bright and engaging. I loved the expressions on Flash’s face as he showed excitement, sadness, and joy. A perfect book to share with fire engine enthusiasts.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages


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