In The Too Little Fire Engine by Jane Flory, the little toy fire engine wants to be useful and put out fires. But all the other toys laugh at him and tell him that he's too small. When he hears the sirens one day, he decides that he will help put the fire out too. But how can his small stature be a big asset?
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The little red fire engine wants a big job—but he’s quite little! After putting out small sparks at a big fire and stopping flames in a wastebasket, he realizes that he’s perfectly suited to solve little problems of all kinds.
Jane Flory 91917-2005) wrote and illustrated many children's books from the 1940s into the early 1980s. Her work includes dozens of colorful picture books as well as several novels. She earned her degree from the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art in 1939 and later became the school's evening division director.