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- ISBN: 0439233224
- ISBN: 9780439233224
- Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
- Publisher: New York : Blue Sky Press, 2001.
Dot the dalmatian that lives at a firehouse accompanies the firefighters when they rush to a burning house.
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School Library Journal Review
Spot the Fire Dog
School Library Journal
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PreS-Gr 2-A simple story on a perennially popular topic. The circular tale begins and ends in the firehouse, a surprisingly cozy spot where Dot "sleeps by the firefighters' big rubber boots." Called away from their leisure activities, the dalmatian and her colleagues suit up to answer an alarm. When they reach a burning house, one firefighter rescues a sleeping man while Dot finds and carries out a tiny kitten. The fire is eventually put out and, their work done, the firefighters return to the firehouse. A short list of fire-safety tips appears on the final page. Desimini's bright colors and uncluttered compositions perfectly suit the straightforward style of her text. Whether picturing the firehouse, the city streets, or the burning house, the paintings offer quirky perspectives and unusual angles. The artist includes both genders and a variety of races on her fire-fighting team, but of course the real star is Dot, the fire dog.-Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Publishers Weekly Review
Spot the Fire Dog
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Desimini's (Sun & Moon) day in the life of a firehouse dog seems uncharacteristically dull. The events themselves offer drama firefighters rescue a man in a burning house while Dot rescues the man's kitten but the matter-of-fact text and the static oil paintings are so low-key that they do not convey the excitement inherent in the plot. Devoid of dialogue or imagery, the narrative is occasionally interrupted by directives to the characters: "They pull on their big rubber boots and put on their pants and their jackets. Don't forget your helmets. You, too, Dot." But whether they are running, eating a bowl of soup or sliding down the firehouse pole, the multicultural men and women of the firehouse seem frozen in space. Their faces remain grim whether they are putting out the fire or playing checkers. The fire safety tips at the book's conclusion may be useful for fire safety lessons but, despite the cheery Dalmatian-spotted endpapers, this is a rather antiseptic view of these everyday heroes at work. Ages 3-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved