Little Smokey (Hardcover)
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For a brave firefighting airplane, the sky's the limit! This timeless story of teamwork and determination is perfect for kids who loved The Little Engine That Could and shows how even unlikely heroes can help their community in times of need.
When forest fires blaze, the airplanes at Nif-C spring into action! Some swoop low to spray water on the flames. Others drop bright red fire retardant. Little Smokey hasn't quite figured out her job yet, but she wants to help. . . . And when a fire like no other flares up--a fire that none of the other planes can control--it's Smokey's turn to show what she's made of.
Featuring useful information about wildfires and fire prevention in the back of the book, Little Smokey is a must-have for children growing up in a world where climate change makes natural disasters a common occurrence. Parents looking to teach their kids about how fires spread and what they can do about it will surely want to take flight with Little Smokey.
"Positively cinematic. . . . this book may look like a classic, but with forest fires ever more frequent and intense, it's truly timely." --Kirkus
About the Author
ROBERT NEUBECKER draws for Slate.com, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. He is the award-winning author-illustrator of Wow! City!, Wow! Ocean!, and Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing. Robert lives in Park City, Utah, with his family, dogs, cats, and lizards. Visit him at RobertNeubecker.com.
"Positively cinematic. . . . this book may look like a classic, but with forest fires ever more frequent and intense, it's truly timely." -Kirkus
"An excellent story about bravery, patience, determination, and teamwork. . . . This book will become a favorite for those who enjoy planes, firefighters, and more." —School Library Journal