From the Series Machines to the Rescue
In Firefighting Planes, beginning readers will learn about how airplanes fight fires and save lives. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they are introduced to the features that are unique to this rescue aircraft.A picture diagram labels the parts of a firefighting plane, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about firefighting planes online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Firefighting Planes also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Firefighting Planes is part of Jump!’s Machines to the Rescue series.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Number of Pages||24|
Machines to the Rescue - Reviewed by School Library Journal
This series highlights big machines with important jobs. Readers get involved in the action, watching firefighters work in Fire Trucks and Firefighting Planes. While all the books are interesting and engaging, Tow Trucks is particularly cool as it runs through the whole process of getting the car loaded up when it can’t go on its own. The accompanying photos reflect what the text is explaining, allowing readers to interpret picture clues easily. Each book includes a diverse cast of people, adding to their appeal. Some readers may struggle with the big words, like “retardant,” “operators,” and “cockpit,” particularly if those words are unfamiliar to them, so caregivers and educators will want to keep that in mind before using these titles as independent reading materials. VERDICT A recommended first purchase, particularly if you need nonfiction books for evolving readers.