"Fire! Fire!" Said Mrs. McGuire by Bill Martin Jr

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A group of silly mice live happily in a cozy closet, until one day they spot a menacing orange glow through their keyhole. It must be . . . fire! What will they do? "Water! Water!" says Mrs. Votter. "Break down the door!" says Mrs. Orr. But is all the fuss really necessary?

Bill Martin Jr's classic text gets a fresh update from Vladimir Radunsky. With the wry wit that fans have come to expect, Radunsky creates a wacky world of bumbling rodents behind the closet door. And for more fun, a keyhole cutout reveals a delightful surprise ending.
 

About Bill Martin Jr

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Vladimir Radunsky has illustrated many books for children, including Bill Martin's The Maestro Plays. He lives in Italy with his wife and two daughters.
 
Published March 1, 1996 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Martin (The Maestro Plays, 1994, etc.) has created line after line of tetrameter, each introducing a new character and laying the groundwork for the plot, which involves a report of a fire and the group of firefighters who rush to it.

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For the third set of illustrations put to Martin’s much-revised version of an old rhyme (Ted Schroeder, 1970;

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Mrs. Bear is a Carol Channing look-alike wearing an enormous fur hat and coat, and Mrs. Kitty (""What a pity!"") is a bespectacled waif with an apartment filled with cats.

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Flame-orange light shines through a die-cut keyhole, punched through the cover and several pages of this otherwise uninspired book.

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PW called the ""slapstick humor and fast-paced action"" of this spin on an old rhyme ""a five-alarm delight."" Ages 2-6.

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