The Firefighters

By Sue Whiting
Illustrated by Donna Rawlins

A lively picture book about firefighters – imaginary and real!

Jack, Mia, the narrator and their teacher, Mrs Iverson, are pretending to be firefighters. They zoom through the playground in their pretend fire engines and save the imaginary Lulu’s Ice creamery from destruction. Just when they think their adventure is over, a real fire engine with real firefighters on board arrives for a surprise visit.

  • Relevant to both primary and preschool settings
  • Taps into children’s world of imaginary play
  • Explores the concept of play-centred learning

About the author

After developing a passion for children’s literature as a primary school teacher, Sue Whiting now works full time in the field she loves, dividing her time between working as a children’s book editor and writing stories for young people. Sue has had almost sixty children’s books published, ranging from rhyming romping verse for the very young to novels for pre-teens. For more information about the author, please visit her website:

About the illustrator

Donna Rawlins was born in Melbourne Australia. She has worked in Publishing (in house and freelance) as a designer, editor, illustrator and writer since 1979 and has taught (part-time) illustration and graphic design in tertiary and TAFE since 1983. Donna tours and lectures regularly in Australia and internationally, running workshops for students, teachers, librarians and is actively involved in voluntary work dedicated to children’s literature and early childhood intervention for children with special needs.

ISBN: 9781921529498
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2010
Dimensions: 230 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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