Bizzy Bear: Fire Rescue!
Benji Davies. Candlewick/Nosy Crow, $6.99 (8p) ISBN 978-0-7636-6518-0
The fifth board book to star Bizzy Bear finds the friendly teddy keeping, well, busy at a fire station. Integrated tabs and other interactive elements allow Bizzy to slide down a fire pole (“Bizzy Bear, Bizzy Bear, slide—don’t fall”), cause traffic to circle around town, and let readers help put out the fire in the final spread. Davies’s digital illustrations are reminiscent of vintage Golden Books in this none-too-frightening tour of a day in the life of a firefighter. Simultaneously available: Bizzy Bear: Pirate Adventure! Ages 1–3. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 02/11/2013