Jump into the action by reading how a helicopter and rescuers save people. The introductory information describes how the helicopter (or chopper) helps in the search and rescue. Color photographs of the helicopter and its crew are located throughout the book. A diagram shows the parts of the chopper, labeled. Follow the chart for the basic steps of a helicopter rescue starting from the call for help. Additional facts are included in a bubble by the main text and on the "Bonus Facts" layout. Vocabulary is defined on the page of its appearance and again in the glossary. Readers who want to learn more will appreciate the list of books and websites located at the back of the book. Teachers may want to include the title to supplement a unit on emergency rescue workers. This book is part of the "Emergency Vehicles" series that introduce several different kinds of vehicles, including ambulances, fire trucks, police cards, lifeboats, and tow trucks. No content consultant is listed.
Urgent! Help is on the way as fire trucks with their sirens blaring race to the emergency. The text shares introductory information about fire trucks and fire engines. Read about the difference between the truck and engine, the parts of a fire truck, and some of the tools needed. Color photographs provide children with a labeled diagram of a fire truck along with a general chain of events, from the firefighters receiving the phone call for help to them putting out the fire ... Content vocabulary is defined on the same page that the word appears, as well as in the glossary with a pronunciation guide. Includes a list of some books and websites that children may pursue for additional information. Students may wish to read this book prior to seeing an actual fire truck. Teachers may want to add this book to supplement their unit on emergency or community workers. To read about other emergency vehicles, look for the other titles in the "Emergency Vehicles" series. The books have a similar format and presentation. No content consultant is noted.
Just the series name, Emergency Vehicles (6 titles), is enough to know that this book will be popular with machine-minded kiddos. Bright orange, podlike lifeboats are the stars of this title, which blends narrative nonfiction, largescale photos, and bold infographics to educate readers on these important vehicles. The clean layouts are anything but boring as they guide readers through lifeboats' jobs, features and parts, and steps for being deployed. An average spread pairs a full-page photo with a short paragraph of text printed on a white background, with any bolded vocabulary simply defined in an orange box. The infographics are where the real excitement is, as these use a combination of photos and graphics to relate the relative size of lifeboats, their equipment and supplies, and "Bonus Facts." A sea- and shelf-worthy offering.