Firefighters to the Rescue!

Firefighters to the Rescue! by R.W. Alley
Firefighters to the Rescue! by R.W. Alley
Firefighters to the Rescue! by R.W. Alley

“…a true love letter to firefighters…” Kirkus Reviews


“Bustling scenes will keep readers searching for stories within the story. The main narrative, conveyed in blocky black text, can be followed easily, while the use of speech bubbles in the art adds to the fun. Early on, an elaborately labeled illustration of turnout gear is followed by diagrams of pumper and ladder engines and brush-breaker trucks, making this a true love letter to firefighters and their tools…Classic in style, rich in information, and sweet in story.” —Kirkus Reviews

“What a terrific book! Full of life, humor and real information. The perfect combination. I had a smile on my face from the very beginning.”
Caldecott Medalist David Macaulay, author of The Way Things Work, Cathedral, Pyramid, Castle, and Mosque.

“The characters are funny and engaging individuals, a group you want to hang out with – and to have come to your rescue!” – Caldecott Medalist David Wiesner, author of Tuesday, Flotsam and Robobaby.

“This is a book that definitely rewards repeated readings.” – Eric Fan, co-creator of the award-winning Barnabus Project, Ocean Meets the Sky and Lizzy and the Cloud.

Young readers will love experiencing a day in the life of Breezy Valley’s brave firefighters.” – Jamie Michalak, author of Come On In: There’s a Party in This Book! and the Frank and Bean and Dakota Crumb series.

“Fans of classic Richard Scarry scenes will be thrilled with all that the town of Breezy Valley offers in Firefighters to the Rescue!:   action-filled pages, tons of details, and quirky characters.” – Caldecott Honoree Brian Lies, author of The Rough Patch, Bats at the Library and the Little Bat series.