Snug in her bed, a youngster hears a distant siren and dreams of firefighters’ brave escapades. Slater’s rhythmic, sometimes rhyming prose captures the child’s enthusiasm…Ceccoli’s dreamy, luminescent paintings perfectly suit the story…A perfect choice for bedtime reading.
Ceccoli’s beautiful, lyrical illustrations, in acrylics and pastels, give a mythic quality to Slater’s tale of firefighting derring-do, told by a little girl snugly asleep in her bed and imagining where the sirens are going… Endearingly, Slater captures a young child’s view of the world and a very different role for firefighters than usually seen by this audi
Slater and Ceccoli are ideally paired, with the incantatory rhythms of the prose mirroring the velvety surfaces and Zen-like vibe of the acrylic and pastel paintings. The result is a book that’s both engrossing and lulling—a wonderfully offbeat choice for bedtime.
Journalist, novelist, and children’s book author Dashka Slater has been telling stories since she could talk. Her novel for adults, The Wishing Box, was named one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times, while her journalism honors include a gold Azbee, two Maggies, and a Media Alliance Meritorious Achievement Award, as well as awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Association of Alternative Newspapers, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the California State Bar, and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
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