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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
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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 Lynn Beck
a publié plus de dix-huit albums illustrés, y compris le livre à succèsBonne nuit, Canada! Elle est la créatrice de la série Elliot Moose et du livre Pierre le Poof. Ce dernier a été
finaliste pour le prix Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon en 2012. L'album Bonjour, Canada! a également été finaliste pour le même prix, en
2013. Andrea est née à Montréal et habite maintenant à Unionville, en

ANDREA LYNN BECK has published eighteen picture books, including the bestselling Goodnight, Canada and Good Morning, Canada. She is the creator of the Elliot Moose series and the Pierre le Poof series. Andrea was shortlisted for an Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration in 2012 for Pierre le Poof, and in 2013 for Goodnight, Canada. She has also illustrated Buttercup's Lovely Day, which was nominated for a Blue Spruce Award in 2009. Visit her online at www.andreabeck.com.
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