The book contains simple images that illustrate the tour that Kate is giving to Dexter. The questions back and forth allow Kate to explain the firehouse life without it being too flat. The book is relatively wordy for a board book and so would be better for toddlers who have a good attention span. The firefighters are also diverse, and I love that they had a woman firefighter leading the way!
What I loved: This is a great explanation of what happens at the firehouse and toddlers will enjoy following along on the tour with Kate and Dexter. The added sounds around the firehouse also add some fun to the story that young readers will enjoy (for instance, the beeping of the truck backing up and the oven saying the food is done- and of course, the alarm inside to let them know there is a call and the siren of the firetruck at the end). The images are simple but suit the story well with appeal for young children.
Final verdict: A great exploration of the firehouse, this board book is well suited to toddlers who are interested in learning more about firefighting and/or how things work around town. Ultimately, this is a fun read to share with young children.