About the Book
Comical adventure and silly mishaps are hallmarks of Richard Scarry’s stories, and this Step 2 early reader delivers both. Smokey the fireman puts out fires with his fire truck, but when he’s in the country, a bucket brigade will have to do! And whether you’re in the city or the country, it’s always a great idea to have some berry pie at the end of a busy day of firefighting!
Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
About the Author
Richard Scarry is one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors EVER! Generations of children all over the world have grown up spending hours poring over his books, filled with all the colorful details of their daily lives. No other illustrator has shown such a lively interest in the words and concepts of early childhood.
In his extraordinary career, Richard Scarry illustrated over 150 books, many of which have never been out of print. His books have sold over 100 million copies around the world, and are currently published in over twenty languages. Richard Scarry’s son, Huck, carries on his father’s work today.
Richard Scarry was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators in 2012.