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The Gingerbread Man loose on the fire truck /

by Murray, Laura; Lowery, Mike [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2013Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780399257797 :; 0399257799 :.Subject(s): Stories in rhyme | Cookies -- Fiction | Fire departments -- Fiction | School field trips -- FictionSummary: When the Gingerbread Man joins the children who made him on a school field trip to a fire station, he escapes being eaten by Spot the Dalmatian and rides along to a fire.
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Guess who gets to go along on a field trip to the firehouse? The Gingerbread Man! But when he falls out of his classmate's pocket, Spot the Dalmatian comes sniffing around. Luckily, this Gingerbread Man is one smart cookie, and he races into the fire truck, up the pole, and all through the station, staying one step ahead of the hungry dog the whole time. <p>Then an emergency call comes in and the Gingerbread Man knows just what to do:</p> <p><br> "I'll ride to the rescue, as fast as I can.</p> <p>I want to help, too! I'm the Gingerbread Man!"<br> <br> With snappy rhymes and fresh illustrations, the Gingerbread Man makes a sweet return in his second school adventure. Includes a poster with fire safety tips and activities.</p>

When the Gingerbread Man joins the children who made him on a school field trip to a fire station, he escapes being eaten by Spot the Dalmatian and rides along to a fire.

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Horn Book Review

The indefatigable star of The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School (rev. 9/11) here joins his class on a field trip to the fire station. While the kids are meeting the firefighters and testing out their gear, the Gingerbread Man is busy evading Spot the Dalmatian. After a chase through the station, the ambulatory cookie leaps onto a departing fire truck, off to battle a blaze: "I'll ride to the rescue, as fast as I can. / I want to help, too! I'm the Gingerbread Man!" And help he does, aiming the hose nozzle at a burning shed and holding on for dear life until the fire is out, his bravery earning the praise of Fire Chief Anne. Bouncy rhymes incorporate some fire-fighting terms: "dispatcher" rhyming with "hungry crumb-snatcher" (i.e., Spot), for example. The cookie's self-guided tour allows readers to see the ins and outs of a fire station, including the firefighters' bunks, their shiny sliding pole, and their kitchen, with "five-alarm chili" bubbling away on the stove. One useful page shows a firefighter in uniform with all the gear labeled -- boots, gloves, goggles, oxygen tank, etc. Lowery's cartoony illustrations, varying among panels, full pages, and double-page spreads, help set the story's pace and establish a not-scary tone: it's clear that no cookies were burnt in the making of this book. elissa gershowitz (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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