Saskatchewan Children's Writers' Round Robin

The Abaleda Voluntary Firehouse Band

The Abaleda Voluntary Firehouse Band, by Dianne Young

The Abaleda Voluntary Firehouse Band, by Dianne Young

“This is a picture book par excellence. While the [rhyming] text introduces the seven members of the Abaleda Voluntary Firehouse Band, and their instruments, Hartmann’s fine watercolors not only portray these characters, but they also follow the adventures of a hapless little mouse, unmentioned in the text, returning home from the library to make a hot cup of tea. When the mouse’s house fills with smoke from the kettle gone dry, the firefighters are beckoned. The mouse’s picture story erupts into the firehouse crew’s word-and-picture world with the ringing of the telephone. The two stories are joined as the gallant band members come to the mouse’s rescue.”

Kathy Corrigan, Canadian Book Review Annual

Order this book from Dianne.

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This entry was posted on September 15, 2010 by in Dianne Young, Picture Books.

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