Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine: Book Review and Giveaway!

A cute firetruck story. How quickly new things can be forgotten when the next new thing comes along. Yet they don’t lose their value or worth just because they aren’t “new” anymore. In fact, there might be new things up their sleeve and be surprisingly useful in other ways new things can’t be.

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I love the hidden life lesson of not disreagrding or disrespecting the older things. It had a few cute rhyming chants and the illustrations were charming. It was a bit too long for my hyperactive 6-year-old daughter, but I’m sure a child with the love fire engine trucks will enjoy this series.

I give it a 3 ½ star rating. Disclaimer: I was given a copy from author but not required to give a good review. These thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Book Details:

Book Title: Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine (The Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine) by Joe Fisher
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 4-8), 32 pages
Publisher:  Angler Publishing
Tour dates: Aug 22 to Sep 9, 2022
Content Rating:  G for children.  

Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine tells the story of a fire engine and the fireman and boy who love him. It is a lighthearted and multi-layered story, richly told, that will appeal to children and adults alike.

Whimsical illustrations create an air of fantasy, drawing children into Rusty’s world while stimulating their imaginations as they follow Rusty’s journey from hero to outcast and back again.

The surprise ending brings the tale to a heart-warming and satisfying conclusion that reveals all things have hidden value that is waiting to be released. Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine is a classic story of love, loss, transformation and redemption.  BUY THE BOOK:
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Meet the Author:

After successful careers in market research and public health consulting, Joe now writes fulltime from his home base in Sanibel Island, Florida. 
Like his career, his writing is wide ranging from academic books to works for the trade including: 

  • Killer Among Us: Public Reactions to Serial Murder,  
  • The Next Breath: New Life After Near Death 
  • His work has earned praise from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, The Library Journal, The Miami Herald and the New England Journal of Medicine among others. 

Recently, Joe jumped to the world of children’s picture books with the series The Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine

  • Book 1 – Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine 
  • Book 2 – Rusty Goes to Water World 

A third book in the series, Rusty and Calliope, is in development.  
In addition, a fourth children’s book, Ospreys in the Outfield: A Sanibel Story will be available in the fall 2022. 


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