The True Story of Nick the Firedog: Book Giveaway
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An autographed paperback copy of The True Story of Nick the Firedog
ABOUT THE BOOK
The True Story of Nick the Firedog
Written by Timothy Dexter, Jr.
Ages 4-8 | 24 Pages
Publisher: Independently Published | ISBN-13: 9798746907578
Publisher’s Synopsis: The True story of “Nick the Firedog” is a true story about a pit bull puppy that was left abandoned and tied to a fire hydrant a block away from the firehouse. The puppy was rescued by the local firefighters where he quickly became a permanent fixture at the firehouse and a local celebrity. He goes on calls, teaches fire prevention, and even has his own fire coat.
Books about pets finding their forever homes are popular with young readers - they have the double appeal of a happy ending and an animal as the main focus of the story. When it is also a true story, that makes it even more appealing. Since fire trucks and firefighting are also hot topics in books for young readers, this book is sure to find a wide audience. Nick’s story of being left by an owner that couldn’t care for him and being rescued by the firefighters at the nearby station house has been written by one of Nick’s new firefighter family. The illustrations show Nick as a frightened puppy tied to the fire hydrant, then his change to a happy dog in his fire coat helping to teach fire safety to children. The text explains that the crew at the fire station brought Nick in, fed him, bathed him, and gave him affection. For those who are worried that their child may begin bringing home every animal they encounter, the story points out that Nick was a good fit at the fire station and that the crew asked the chief if they could keep him. This would be a good book to give a child who enjoys true stories, animal books, or tales of firefighters. It could also be used to talk about fire safety by reviewing the things Nick and the crew discussed with the schoolchildren they visited (fire drills, smoke alarms, etc.). And for those who are having a bad day, the lesson Nick learned - that things don’t always turn out as badly as we fear - is a good one to share.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Timothy Dexter, Jr. is a 20 year veteran of the Fire Service. The author currently holds the rank of Assistant Fire Chief of the City of Newburgh, NY Fire Department where the real Nick the Firedog lives. This is the first book he has written which tells the true story of how an abandoned puppy got a new lease on life as a firehouse mascot.
Oh my students would love this book! I can see many community connections to make with this!ReplyDelete