For the child who says, "I want to be a firefighter when I grow up!" And for any child who wants a gentle behind-the-scenes look at being a firefighter.
My brother and I both want to be firefighters, but we can’t decide what kind to be. When firefighters from Fire District 1 visit our school for Fire Safety Day, we learn that there are firefighters who fight forest fires and work at airports to help with airplane emergencies. Did you know that there are other kinds of firefighters too? There are firefighters who figure out how a fire started and fight fires before they even happen. Maybe I’ll be a firefighter, too?
With this story blending narrative with nonfiction, readers meet the many different kinds of firefighters who do so much to support our communities.
I Want to Be a Firefighter is part of an I Can Read series that introduces young readers to important community helpers. This Level One I Can Read and Guided Reading Level J is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own.
For anyone looking for books about community helpers for kids, the I Can Read My Community books are a great choice. The books are bright and upbeat and feature characters who are diverse in terms of gender, race, age, and body type. Kids ages 3-6 will enjoy finding out more about the people who do so much to help all of our communities.
Laura Driscoll is the author of many beginning-reader books, including I Want to Be a Doctor, I Want to Be a Pilot, and other books in this series. She lives in central Connecticut with her husband and two kids.
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Catalina Echeverri now lives in London with her family. Catalina is never without her sketchbook. She particularly enjoys working on projects that make a positive impact on people’s lives.