Marley: Firehouse Dog by John Grogan
Genre: Children’s Early Readers – I Can Read! Level 2
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
Pages: 32 Jacketed Hardcover also available in paperback
Date Published: August 21st, 2012
Publisher: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s
Marley is ready for a sizzling adventure that’s just right for beginning readers! When Marley and his family are out for a walk around town, they are delighted by an unexpected invitation to tour the fire station! But Marley has to stay behind…or at least that’s what his family says. Before long, Marley has chewed through his leash and is taking his own tour of the firehouse. From the kitchen to the garage, Marley is hot on the trail for some mischief!
Always you can trust that Marley is up to some shenanigans. While the family tours the local firehouse he does not want to be left behind, but to jump right into the mess. Or rather, jump right into the firehouse and cause the mess. Fun and funny this Level 2 Early Reader gives a slight introduction to what one would find in a firehouse. It might be a great reader for preparing a field trip. For us it is always fun to see what other familiar might deal with in having a silly dog.
*Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a copy for review.*
John Grogan is the author of the #1 international bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, the bestselling middle-grade memoir Marley: A Dog Like No Other, and four #1 bestselling picture books: Bad Dog, Marley!, A Very Marley Christmas, Marley Goes to School, and Marley and the Kittens. John lives with his wife and three children in the Pennsylvania countryside. You can visit him online at www.johngroganbooks.com.
Richard Cowdrey has illustrated numerous books for children, including Bad Dog, Marley! by John Grogan, Animal Lullabies by Pam Conrad, and Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins. He is the owner of a yellow Labrador, Murray, whose behavior is remarkably similar to Marley’s. He lives in Ohio with his wife and children. You can visit him online at www.rcowdrey.com.