Monday, July 4, 2016

Smokey The Fireman

This week's blog will be short and sweet since I am in the middle of my family's annual camping trip and I don't want to miss any of the fun. You know the kind I mean, sitting around the campfire, blowing bubbles, cooking out.

Since our KOA is only about fifteen minutes away from home, each morning I run home to feed and water the cats and scoop the litter boxes. Glamorous I know, but a mom/authors work is never done. This does afford me the opportunity to quickly read and review, however, and since last night when we sat around the fire we heard the sound of the visiting firetrucks giving kids rides around the campground, I thought it would be appropriate to share Smokey The Fireman by Richard Scarry.

I remember reading Richard Scarry when I was a wee thing and the illustrations would keep me intrigued for hours. We had this really big book of bedtime stories by Richard which meant many nights of entertainment. Smokey The Fireman is a short, step into reading book, but still fun none the less. It is about Smokey and his adventures as he rescues Miss Kitty and puts out a house fire. It is about picnicking with Miss Kitty and ending up putting out a  nearby barn fire. And it is about eating lots and lots of pie. And let me tell you, you just can't go wrong with pie be it in a book or the real thing!

And if you happen to like the fire truck theme, here are two more great firetruck books.

Well, that about wraps it up for this week. Join me next week for another exciting episode, same crazy time, same crazy channel. Also be sure to drop by and join the Literacy Musings Monday Blog Hop where you will find other great blogs, or my personal website, Fun With Aileen, where you will find more on reading, writing, and my very own early grade Fern Valley chapter book series and my Quack and Daisy picture book series. And finally, you can find me on twitter @AileenWStewart if you want an extremely brief glimpse into my days. 


  1. All great authors!
    Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thanks. The classics never go out of style do they?