Format: Hardcover Picture book
What did you like about the book? This is a vintage book republished today. It has classic 1950’s illustrations and the text and layout of the book scream the 1950’s. I can’t say it is great literature, however, it does have the nostalgia factor that might carry it through. It is the story of a little fire engine that realizes that small is just the right size.
What didn’t you like about the book? Aside from it being a vintage book, it had little appeal for me. The premise of the fire engine putting a fire out amongst the toys might be frightening to young children who are afraid of fires.
To whom would you recommend this book? Parents who remember the books of their youth might enjoy reading this book to their children.
Who should buy this book? All libraries
Where would you shelve it and why? Picture books
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Maybe
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Sandra Pacheco, Gardner Public Schools, Gardner, MA
Date of review: Feb. 24, 2015