Once again, a bit forgotten by the townspeople yet not by the children. Rusty saves the day again at the water park when things go array. The illustrations were charming. I enjoyed Rusty’s second book more than the first one. The vocabulary is advanced, which is good for older elementary school. It was a bit too long for my hyperactive 6-year-old daughter, but I’m sure a child with the love of fire engine trucks will enjoy this series.
Disclaimer: I was given a copy from the author but was not required to provide a good review. These thoughts and opinions are my own. I rate it 4 stars.
Book Title: Rusty Goes to Water World (The Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine) by Joe Fisher
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 4-8), 36 pages
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Publisher: Angler Publishing
Release date: August 2021
Formats Available for Review: print – hardback (USA), e-book (MOBI FILE (FOR KINDLE), EPUB, PDF)
Tour dates: Aug 22 to Sep 9, 2022
Content Rating: G for children. Book Description:
The townspeople of Someport-by-the-Sea want to honor Rusty for saving them during the “Summer Like No Other” so the Mayor Himself decides a park should be named in Rusty’s honor. But, finding the right place is not as easy as it sounds. Then when students at Sea Stone Elementary take Rusty on their end of year celebration at Water World things don’t go as planned.
Just as Mr. Spritz the Manager of Water World is about to close the park because of an equipment failure, Rusty, with the help of Fireman Jim and Mike the Deputy Fire Chief, once again saves the day and in the process finds a new home in a water park that bears his name.
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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.