4.8 out of 5 stars Amazon

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4.8 out of 5 stars Goodreads

on March 19, 2016
The subject “fire truck” is wonderful to read to my grandsons with just enough words to hold there attention. I love the interplay between brothers, demonstrating kindness. The illustrations are lovely. This is a book I will read many times to my grandsons.
on March 26, 2016
I love the simple language of description used by Sandhya Acharya. This is a perfect book for very young children learning to build on their language and vocabulary. Kindergarten,TK or preschool teachers might want to use this book when it is time to talk about the color red or when the firefighters visit the school. The illustrations are perfect. They are not too busy and at the same time they give the book an enticing element. First graders beginning to read might also enjoy this book. Beautiful book, Sandhya Acharya. I recommend this book.

California author Sandhya Acharya grew up in Mumbai, India and now lives in the Bay Area, works in corporate finance and follows her passion for dance. This appears to be her first book, a children’s book inspired by her own two young boys. Her book is illustrated with the art of Rashmi Menon.

The combination of accessible drawings and gentle writing make this little book a teaching one as well as a bedtime story…..

This is a fun conversational piece, the kind children relate to well. It appears we have another team of Children’s book producers on the scene. Grady Harp, March 16

on April 8, 2016

Idu is playing with his younger brother Adu in the backyard. Idu draws a picture of fire and asks his brother to go into the house and retrieve his toy fire truck. Adu brings him the wrong toy three times, but each time Idu patiently adds more clues to the description until his younger brother gets it right. They play with the fire truck; the book ends with their mother cautioning them to call for a fire truck whenever they see a real fire.

This is a nice book to introduce the topic of fire safety. The example of a strong sibling relationship makes it a good choice for families with older and younger siblings. Illustrations are colorful and lovely, though I am not sure I understand why the skin tones appear gray. Book is recommended especially for toddlers and preschoolers. Parents please note there are only seven pages to the story.

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