“Firehouse!” Children’s Book Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
May 17, 2010
382 Comments
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I love reading books with my boys and was excited to have the opportunity to review a wonderful children’s book called Firehouse!  My boys really liked the book, Firehouse!, was written by Mark Teague.  I liked the storyline, as well as the illustrations.  I am familiar with Mark Teague in the work he’s done with Jane Yolen and look forward to seeing what he comes out with next.  Firehouse! was released on May 1st, 2010 and retails for $16.99

Book Overview:

Join Edward and his cousin Judy as they spend a hilarious day learning how to be firefighters. From a fire drill that leads to a slippery slide down a fire pole, to a hysterical battle with an out-of-control fire hose, Edward is in for an action-packed adventure. And when faced with a real emergency, can Edward save the day?
 
About the Author

Mark Teague is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator.  His books include Funny Farm, a 2009 Parents’ Choice Silver Award Picture Book; Daer Mrs. Larue, the 2002 Book Sense Illustrated Book of the Year; Detective Larue; Larue for Mayor; and Pigsty.  He is also the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling How Do Dinosaurs series by Jane Yolen.  Mark lives in New York State with his wife and daughters.

MY THOUGHTS

I really enjoyed reading Firehouse! with my boys.  The story is fun, as are the illustrations.  Thank you so much for a wonderful book Mark!  I look forward to seeing what you come out with next!

GIVEAWAY

1 reader on The Mommy-Files will win the grand prize, consisting of a Firehouse Playset and a Copy of Firehouse!  2 readers on The Mommy-Files will win a copy of the book, Firehouse!

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Tell me in a comment 1 the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word, “Firehouse.”

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– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

I received a copy of “Firehouse!” to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

382 Responses to ““Firehouse!” Children’s Book Giveaway”

  1. Kristi C says:

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  3. Margaret Smith says:

    First thing is Firemen and Boys. (Of course, I have boys that want to be firemen.)
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  9. Tracy P says:

    The first thing that comes to mind is Fire Trucks.

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  11. Marcia says:

    The fireman’s pole! I always wanted to slide down it when we visited the Firehouse on school trips

  12. Maureen (suburban Prep) says:

    My nephews.

    They love anything related to being a fireman.

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  17. McKim says:

    Teaching my child to be safe.

  18. Amanda Starr says:

    First thing that comes to mind when I hear the word, “Firehouse” is red

  19. Sarah D. says:

    Stop, drop and roll and the family’s exit plan.

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  24. The first thing that comes to my mind when I hear “firehouse” is Uncle Rob. He is our local fire chief and has been a firefighter for as long as I can remember.
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  27. Sylvia says:

    I think first responders–there to help

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  32. Stephanie E. says:

    I think of my dad. He has been a fire fighter for 25 years and I am so proud of him!

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  34. Katie Kaminski says:

    Cute firemen.

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  41. A Kruse says:

    I think of my son who is in love with all things to do with fire fighters right now. He always points out firehouses as we drive.

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  47. Heidi Gail says:

    “Fireman” comes to my mind.

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  51. Monique Rizzo says:

    My brother is a fire fighter…I would LOVE this for my nephew.
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  52. Ellie W says:

    The first thing that comes to my mind is Fireman Sam. You can tell I’ve been watching TV with my 2 year old.

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  60. Sue says:

    The first thing that comes to my mind is my brother in law, hes a fireman and has a 6 week old baby

  61. Stephanie Vollowitz says:

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  62. Kimberly L says:

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  63. Rachel C says:

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  74. Linda Kish says:

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  77. Debbie Welchert says:

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  95. Christine W says:

    The word “Firehouse” makes me think of the firehouse pole and a dalmation dog.

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  101. Elizabeth Ray says:

    Oddly, the first thing that comes to my mind is exercise classes. (I belong to a gym named Fire-House Fitness. The lady who owns it has a son and a son-in-law who are both firefighters.) I’d love to get this for her granddaughter, whose daddy is one of the aforementioned firefighters.

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  107. Heather R says:

    The first thing I think about is the LOUD sirens! We live near a firehouse and we hear the trucks and ambulances flying by alot.

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  112. chrissyb says:

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  118. ReggieMann says:

    The movie “Roxanne” with Steve Martin & Darryl Hannah

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  120. Jackie says:

    When I hear “Fiehouse”, I think of my grandfather and uncles, who were all firemen. They spent quite a bit of time at the firehouse. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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  121. Lori Z. says:

    My son, mostly for his love of firtrucks

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  123. Debbie Stanton says:

    the first thing that comes to mind is a 2-story brick building with a brass firepole and a dalmation dog sitting out front.

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  131. Beth Webb says:

    I think of my neighbor who is a fireman.

  132. Nanci K says:

    First thing I think of is Firehouse Subs. Sub shops in the South.

  133. Annette E says:

    I thought of a pole.

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  136. LT says:

    I always think of a Dalmatian Dog named Spot running after the fire engine!

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  141. Susan C says:

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  143. Linda says:

    The first thing I think of when hearing Firehouse, I think of men,women and fireturcks going off to fight a fire or help someone.

  144. Jenn S. says:

    I think of a dalmation dog when I first hear the word Firehouse. 🙂

  145. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I think of dalmations.

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  149. A Kruse says:

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  150. Brittany says:

    I think of a firepole, I don’t think firehouses even really have them.

  151. Brittany says:

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  156. Ladytink_534 says:

    I think of the firehouse down the road from me. Sorry, not very original 🙁

  157. Ladytink_534 says:

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  160. Ladytink_534 says:

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  161. Anita says:

    Believe it or not, the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear the word “firehouse” is Firehouse Subs… yum! 🙂
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  162. Anita says:

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  168. When I hear of Firehouse I think of hot from the fires.

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  170. Jill Myrick says:

    The first thing that I think of when I hear the word Firehouse is a Dalmation.

    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  171. Jill Myrick says:

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  172. Jill Myrick says:

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  175. Anita says:

    tweet for 5/28…
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  176. Anita says:

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  177. Jason says:

    Dalmation

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  178. Sarah C says:

    sirens come to mind

  179. Sarah C says:

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  180. A Kruse says:

    I commented on your Aloha Friday #49

  181. Sheila Hickmon says:

    Water Hose is the first thing that comes to mind.
    Thanks!

  182. Sheila Hickmon says:

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  185. Steph says:

    The first thing that comes to my mind is “fire trucks”.

  186. Melissa B. says:

    Safety.

  187. Paula Hafner says:

    heroes

  188. Paula Hafner says:

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  189. Paula Hafner says:

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  192. Daniel M says:

    engines

  193. Rebecca Peters says:

    First thing i think of is big brick building

  194. Rebecca Peters says:

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  196. Rebecca Peters says:

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  197. Chrysa says:

    I think of hot firemen!

  198. Chrysa says:

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  201. Chrysa says:

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  202. Jessica says:

    I think of SUBS like the chain that was started by Firemen.

  203. Jessica says:

    I just voted for u

  204. Jessica says:

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  209. Roxann says:

    The first thing I think of when I hear Firehouse is the 80’s band.

  210. Roxann says:

    Twitter follower. ladyt64

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  213. dddiva says:

    The spotted dog is what comes to mind.

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  215. I’d have to say the sub shop. We have one right down the street!

  216. Charlene says:

    Dalmatian is the 1st thing that comes to mind.

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  218. Jan says:

    My first thought is “hero”

  219. Jan says:

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  220. shar says:

    firedogs, the dalmatians!
    by the way this book is marvelous, just read it to my daughter at barnes and noble this week

  221. Anita says:

    tweet for 5/30…
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  222. Anita says:

    I commented on “Our Life in Pictures – Day 63″…
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  223. kathy pease says:

    the pole they slide down

  224. kathy pease says:

    voted for you tmb

  225. kathy pease says:

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  228. christa marteny says:

    first thing i think of is firehouse dog

  229. SoDucky says:

    Err, hot fire men and dalmations? lol
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  230. SoDucky says:

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  231. Michelle H. says:

    I think of my kids visiting the local fire station.

  232. Michelle H. says:

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  233. Jodi F says:

    My hot husband.

  234. Jennifer R says:

    I think of my kids field trip this last year to the local firehouse.

  235. Bridget Combs says:

    Fire truck

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  240. Lisa says:

    I think of a big, red fire engine!

  241. Lisa says:

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  244. trixx says:

    I think of the firefighters!

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  248. Gianna says:

    Besides fire fighters.. the band that opened up for Tesla one year.

  249. Lily Kwan says:

    I think of a fire station when I hear the word Firehouse.

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