Cover image for Fire fighter Piggywiggy
Title:
Fire fighter Piggywiggy
Author:
Fox, Christyan.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
Brooklyn, NY : Handprint Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
A young pig imagines what it would be like to be a fearless fire fighter who slides down a pole, drives a fire engine, and saves someone from danger.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 51252.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781929766161
Format :
Book

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Summary

PiggyWiggy imagines just waht he would do if he were a fire fighter: With faithful Teddy at his side, PiggyWiggy slides down the pole in the firehouse, climbs tall ladders, and drives a glorious red fire truck. But what would PiggyWiggy do in a real emergency? Isn't it wonderful that PiggyWigg knows how to call a real-life fearless fire fighter? Goodnight Piggywiggy showed this endearing young hero considering career options before drifting off to sleep. Fire Fighter PiggyWiggy shows him actually exploring one. In exuberant colors and a delightfully simple text, Christyan and Diane Fox give young readers a great sense of the fire fighter's world from the clothes to the firehouse to the irresistible red truck!


Author Notes

Christyan and Diane Fox the husband-and-wife creators of last season's biggest little star, Goodnight PiggyWiggy, live in London, England.

Christyan and Diane Fox the husband-and-wife creators of last season's biggest little star, Goodnight PiggyWiggy, live in London, England.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. This British import gets it just right for little ones, especially boys enamored with fire trucks. PiggyWiggy talks about all the things he would do if he were a fearless firefighter: slide down the shiny pole; ride around in a bright red truck with a flashing light and screaming siren; even rescue a teddy bear stuck atop the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Still, if the emergency were real, PiggyWiggy knows that an actual firefighter would be handy to have around. Each spread of this oversize book has a different background color: sky blue, sunshine yellow, nighttime black. The antics are fun and funny, and the hand-lettered text is big and bold. The loosely drawn PiggyWiggy is just the right size to be seen by a story hour crowd. --Ilene Cooper


Publisher's Weekly Review

After considering several possible vocations in Goodnight PiggyWiggy, the porcine hero thoroughly imagines one career in Fire Fighter PiggyWiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox, including rescuing his teddy bear from the top of the leaning tower of Pisa and "cool[ing] everyone down on a hot sunny day" (the accompanying illustration shows the hero dousing his stuffed animals with a hose). ( Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-PiggyWiggy dreams about what being a firefighter would be like. "I would wear a big yellow hat and slide down a shiny pole on my way to an emergency-and ride around in a big red fire engine with a flashing light and a screaming siren." An emergency is never clearly defined, only alluded to, even though at story's end PiggyWiggy takes solace in the fact that in a real emergency a real firefighter can be called. Adults will have to elaborate on the concept in order for this book to be an effective starting point for discussion. The cartoon illustrations are big and colorful. The front endpapers show Piggy along with many items associated with firefighters. An appealing addition to toddler colletions.-Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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