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E firehouse this little cat makes big plans to be the best fire cat eve Pickles was well on his way to life as a feline delinuent A cat with big paws and a longing to do big things the boredom of his aimless friendless existence as a street cat had turned him into a bully Luckily his neighbor Mrs Goodkind wasn't ready to give up on him She understood that he wasn't a good cat OR a bad cat but a good AND bad cat and that what he needed was a sense of purpose Then one fateful day when Pickles found himself stuck in a tree the local fire department appeared on the sceneEsther Averill's The Fire Cat was one of my childhood favorites and I must have read and re read it a hundred times Like all great children's books it functions on than one level As a straight forward narrative about a homeless cat who finds a home and family it is an engaging and heart warming story with all the appeal of the classic orphan tale As a teaching tool Averill's simple story manages to offer a keenly observed social commentary all without ever descending into any sort of didactic display The young reader will absorb the idea that sometimes poor behavior such as bullying is the result of poor circumstances rather than simple malice and that there are creative and effective solutions than condemnationI am always amazed at the great skill and discipline reuired to create a successful picture book or early reader The truly great children's authors somehow manage to write stories that are emotionally involving and intellectually stimulating all with a limited word choice that would stymie an author of adult fiction Not a word is out of place in such books whose simplicity can be deceptiveFinally as a side note I have discovered that Esther Averill wrote an entire series of books about the neighborhood cats depicted in this title none of which were known to me as a child I can hardly wait to dive in

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The Fire CatIn this book of the 'I Can Read Book' series living at Hook Ladder Co 7 This was one of my favourite books when I was a kid With its vibrant illustrations originality and heroic feline main character it's a book that all ages can enjoy and it's become a classic since the early 1960's being published all the way through the 2000's in different languages and formats

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The Fire Cat kindle È Hardcover read ✓ johnscyclingdiary ☆ ❰Reading❯ ➷ The Fire Cat Author Esther Averill – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk In this book of the 'I Can Read Book' series living at Hook Ladder Co 7 is hard work for a cat But when Pickles is adopted by the people at the fireIs hard work for a cat But when Pickles is adopted by the people at th We'll call this book comfort food along with every other book by Esther Averill shall we? As I am curled up in bed with a cold it makes sense to look for things that make me feel good at least in the emotional sense since I can't stop my nose from running oh but I wish I couldPickles is a cat who is neither good nor bad but a bit of each I first meet him back when I first learned how to read somewhere about the age of three or four I loved this book and I'm surprised I didn't wear out my copy completely First of all there's enough words here to be a real story with three actual honest to goodness chapters That alone makes this book awesome Then put in a cat who is trying really hard to be good the thrills and chills of fires and rescues and a lot of really great people who love Pickles and cameos from all the cats in the Cat Club and you've got a winnerI will likely read this book another hundred times yet in my lifetime and I will likely love it over and over again What's cool is seeing that my children love this book too And just that easily Pickles has become a classic as well he deserves