Bibliographic information: Singer, M., & So, M. (2005). Central heating: Poems about fire and warmth. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Annotation: This is a series of poems, each related to fire and its warmth in some way. There is good fire and bad fire mentioned in the book, and it portrays how strong and dangerous fire can be.

 Genre: Poetry

Grade Level: 2-4

Readers who will like this book:  People who like poetry, children learning about the dangers of fire, and people who like fire.

Personal Response and Rating: 5/5. I enjoyed how much power the fire was given in this book, and how intense it was. It was great to think about all of the things fire can affect, both positively and negatively.

Text Dependent Question: What ways is fire listed positively in the book? Based on this book do you think that fire is powerful? Why or why not?

 

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