cover image I’m Brave!

I’m Brave!

Kate McMullan, illus. by Jim McMullan. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-06-220318-2

A supremely confident fire engine races to the rescue in the latest vehicular outing from the McMullans. Jim McMullan’s watercolor and gouache artwork continues the series’ strict vehicular focus: no firefighters appear, and the empty warehouse on fire means no citizens are in danger. Kate McMullan’s rundown of the many tools on board the truck will satisfy young gearheads and future firefighters alike (“Can you match ’em?” asks the truck, appearing next to hydrant wrenches, saws, hooks, and more), and the truck’s bravado (and bravery) never waver. Ages 4–8. Agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (Sept.)