Fire Truck by Ivan Ulz has been a favourite in our house for quite some time. It only occurred to me recently that it could be considered an eBook. Slippery things, these eBooks, aren’t they? It was part of a series of tree books called “Sing and Read Storybooks” published by Scholastic. This particular book is out of print, but there are others in the serious that are still available. (On a side note, the Scholastic website is TERRIBLE for searching. And there is no link for this series of books. They have got to get some librarians to work on that.)
The illustrations are great and contain all the requisite parts that make preschoolers go wild: ladders, hoses, spotted canines, wheels, bells and sirens. There’s a reason this video has been watched nearly 3 million times- the little dudes dig it.
The song sounds monotonous on first listen, but once you’ve heard it a few times, it gets kinda groovy. And you know what’s even groovier? When you’re driving in your car, and a firetruck drives by, and your kid starts belting it out from the back seat.