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Type: Novel Effect

Let's learn about firefighters with PBS KIDS® friends Dot, Dee, and Del! Introduce your toddler to these everyday heroes who work hard to keep us safe. What kind of person makes a good firefighter? What kind of tools do they use? Why do fire engines have loud sirens and flashing lights? Learn about the life of firefighters and how they help our communities! Plus, bring the story to life with the free Novel Effect app to add sound effects to this learning adventure. Just download the app to your phone and read the story aloud and trigger sound effects at just the right moment, only using the sound of your voice. It is sure to be a hit with every curious little learner!

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  • Come explore this story with the Novel Effect app for extra audio surprises!
  • Learn about what firefighters wear, what they do when there isn't an emergency, and even whether fire stations still have dalmatians
  • Surprise and delight your little one with bright illustrations, photography, and special fun facts on every page
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