Fire! Fire! Said Mrs. McGuire
A modern adaptation of an old nursery rhyme, Fire! Fire! Said Mrs. McGuire combines the whimsical illustrations of Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Richard Egielski with the playful one-liners of Bill Martin.
When Mrs. McGuire, a television news anchor, hears about a fire from a reporter flying over the city in a helicopter, a hilarious transfer of information begins. “‘Where? Where?’” said Mrs. Bear. ‘Downtown!’ said Mrs. Brown.”
The story climaxes as the fire department arrives in a flurry to extinguish a blaze that turns out to be the candles on elderly Mrs. Wear’s birthday cake.
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About the author
Bill Martin Jr. (1916-2004) is known worldwide for his classic picture books, including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, both illustrated by Eric Carle, and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, illustrated by Lois Ehlert.
Vladimir Radunsky has illustrated many books for children, including his own I Love You Dude and The Mighty Asparagus, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and a Child Magazine Best Book of the Year. He lives in Italy.