141. “Rescue” Pop-Up Emergency Vehicles by Matthew Reinhart

Although pop-up books are usually not my first choice (I can’t fully appreciate the craftsmanship), I am going to write about one today.  Somehow, I like the pop-up accents in this picture book.

“Rescue” is about  emergency vehicles and their drivers. Who are those people who save other people’s lives, keep everyone safe and prevent disasters? Little readers meet a ready to catch robbers policeman, a lifeguard, who has to tow sailors from a sinking ship to shore, a helicopter pilot, who is on a mission to pick up stranded hikers, a paramedic, helping a boy who has fallen out of a tree, and a brave and always ready to put out the fire firefighter.

What child doesn’t like reading about the real life heroes in uniforms, driving super fast and flashy machines? The book, although quite simple, appeals to children with bright pictures, pop-up emergency vehicles and little emergency stories. Sometimes less is more.


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