• Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Fire engines, police cars, ambulances, lifeboats, and tow trucks race to the rescue in this book bursting with action. Emergency? Don’t worry—help is on the way!

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 1.6
BISACS JUV029030, JUV041000, JUV006000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 70
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 1.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 58924
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards and Reviewed


  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, Winner, 2002
  • CBC Children's Choices, Winner, 2002


Kirkus Reviews

“Children will practically hear the sirens wail as a succession of emergencies brings out appropriate rescue vehicles. . . this sends a message at once exciting and reassuring.”
Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“A potent combination of timely subject matter and a bright, upbeat presentation of vehicular heroes in action.”
Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“An engaging subject and bold, colorful illustrations guarantee this picture book an enthusiastic audience. When at last all of the emergency calls are over and ‘the rescue vehicles are all tucked away,’ odds are good they’ll be called out again by eager listeners who will want to revist the scenes and appreciate how quickly help arrives.”
School Library Journal

Author: Margaret Mayo

Margaret Mayo lives in Brighton, England, with her husband and three children.

Illustrator: Alex Ayliffe