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Elliot's Fire Truck

illustrated by Andrea Beck

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toys, dolls, puppets, imagination & play, friendship
list price: $19.95
also available: Paperback Audiobook eBook
published: 2010
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
3 to 5
p to k
Reading age:
3 to 5
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  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
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Elliot Moose is on the loose once more. As he jumps aboard his bright red fire truck and takes off to the next rescue, he feels courageous. All his friends want to ride on the truck and be firefighters too. Nobody wants to be rescued. One by one, Elliot's friends climb aboard until there is no more room on the truck. When suddenly they all need a rescue for real, it is his two youngest and smallest friends who save the day. This lively new addition to the Elliot Moose series is a charming tale of friendship and fair play.

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Elliot Moose jumped aboard his bright red fire truck. "Fire Chief Elliot to the rescue!" he yelled. He cranked up the siren, strapped on his helmet, and with a mighty push he rolled into the hall.
   Today Elliot was a firefighter, and he felt courageous!

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Editorial Reviews

"Soft colored-pencil illustrations on a white background beautifully tell this story of toy animals playing firemen...[A] charming story most preschoolers would enjoy."

— Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media

"This lively addition to the beloved Elliot Moose series depicts Elliot and his friends in full action mode. Andrea Beck's colourful illustrations evoke the imagined outside world."

— Quill & Quire

"Offers a gentle message about fair play...Beck's soft and fluffy illustrations temper the story's drama."

— The Horn Book Magazine

"Beautifully written and illustrated, Elliot's Fire Truck will keep young readers engaged from start to finish."

— Resource Links

"A good book for teachers to use to help teach friendship and working together."

— Tacoma School District #10

"A feel-good tale with a happy ending...A sweet tale with an important message of inclusion and fair play. Recommended."

— CM Magazine
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About the Author

Andrea Beck

Andrea Beck is the author/illustrator of the popular book series and TV show, Elliot Moose. Andrea is known for creating earnest characters that inhabit a world of warmth and friendship, appealing to children and parents alike. Beck studied at OCAD, York University and the University of Toronto and began her career as a toy designer. Her award-winning designs were featured in Canadian media and sold from coast to coast. Later, reading to her children, Beck was inspired by picturebooks and she began to write. Beck lives in Unionville, ON, with her two sons, her beagle Tillie and about 30 goldfish in the backyard pond. For more information, visit www.andreabeck.com.

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