Firefighter Ted (Ted)

by Andrea Beaty (Author) Pascal Lemaitre (Illustrator)

Firefighter Ted (Ted)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Ted
Burning toast, a sizzling sidewalk, volcanoes erupting at a science fair.... Danger lurks everywhere, and not a firefighter to be found.... Ted knows it is time to become Firefighter Ted. It's the least a helpful bear can do.

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 2A young bear wakes up one morning smelling smoke, and when he can't find a firefighter, he becomes one. But Firefighter Ted gets so distracted by the details of being a rescue hero that he doesn't pay attention to what is actually happening around him. He uses a fire extinguisher on a piece of burnt toast among other disasters. Ted does, however, end up "rescuing" the school principal in a fairly spectacular way, proving that he does have fire-safety skills. Beaty and Lemaitre, who previously teamed up for "Doctor Ted" (S & S, 2008), again bring a light hand to their story. Ted is lovable despite his bumbling and his tendency to cause more trouble. A good book for all wannabe firefighters and for those who just love a fun story."Susan E. Murray, Glendale Public Library, AZ" Copyright 2009 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Publishers Weekly

When the overzealous young bear who enjoyed a stint as a medical professional in "Doctor Ted" smells smoke one morning, he decides to become a firefighter and puts out the source of the fire (his breakfast toast) with a makeshift fire extinguisher (whipped cream in a can). After rescuing a kitten, two puppies and three tricycles from the sizzling hot sidewalk (he puts them all in a tree), he arrives at school only to find potential fire hazards everywhere. Lemaitre's thick lines and bold color schemes emphasize the resulting chaos as Ted protects his classmates, leaving them speechless (No need to thank me, he adds). Ted's blind confidence in his abilities will provoke lots of laughs. Ages 4-8. "(Sept.)" Copyright 2009 Publishers Weekly Used with permission.
Andrea Beaty
Andrea Beaty se crió en el sur de Illinois en una ciudad tan pequeña que conocía a todo el mundo y todo el mundo la conocía a ella. Pasaba los veranos correteando por los campos y bosques en busca de aventuras. Le gustaba mucho leer, sobre todo libros de misterio. Y su ambición secreta era protagonizar un musical en Broadway. Estudió Biología e Informática la Universidad del Sur de Illinois. Luego trabajó para una compañía de software de ordenadores. Ahora vive en Chicago con su familia. Visita muchas escuelas cada año para compartir su amor por la lectura haciendo también talleres de escritura con niños y educadores.

David Roberts nació en 1970 en el Reino Unido. Ha ilustrado un gran número de libros para autores muy conocidos tanto para adultos como niños.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date
September 20, 2009

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