Book Review & Giveaway: Rusty Goes to Water World by Joe Fisher

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
Content Rating:  G for children.  

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.

BUY THE BOOK:
Joe Fisher Books
Amazon ~ iBook 

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Once again, poor Rusty the old fire engine is forgotten even though he’s a hero. Some children still remember him, though, and want him to go to the water park with them. Rusty saves the day again, but this time, he’ll be remembered!

Rusty Goes to Water World is another fun book for children, best read aloud to younger children because there is a lot of text. The illustrations are great with bright colors.

About 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. 

connect with the author: website ~ facebook goodreads

Giveaway

$25 STARBUCKS GIFT CARD
courtesy of the author of
THE ADVENTURES OF RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE
(2 winners)

Gleam

Follow the Tour

Aug 22 –Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / guest post / giveaway
Aug 22 –Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Aug 22 – Faith and Books – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Aug 23 –Book Zone Reviews – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Aug 23 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Aug 24 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Aug 24 –icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Aug 25 –A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Aug 25 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Aug 26 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / guest post / giveaway
Aug 26 –icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Aug 29 –Captive Dreams Window – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / author interview / giveaway
Aug 29 – Sandra’s Book Club – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / guest post / giveaway
Aug 29 – Faith and Books – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Aug 30 –Lisa’s Reading – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Aug 31 –Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / author interview / giveaway
Aug 31 –Book Zone Reviews – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Aug 31 –Sandra’s Book Club – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 1 –Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book spotlight of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / author interview / giveaway
Sep 1 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE /  giveaway
Sep 1 –Splashes of Joy – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Sep 1 –Captive Dreams Window – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 2 – Reading is My Passion – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / guest post / giveaway
Sep 2 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 2 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 5 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / author interview / giveaway
Sep 6 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / guest post / giveaway
Sep 6 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Sep 6 – Lisa’s Reading – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 7 – Pause for Tales – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Sep 7 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 7 = Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 8 – Pause for Tales – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 8 – Reading is My Passion – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 8 – Splashes of Joy – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 9 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 9 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of RUSTY GOES TO THE WATER WORLD / giveaway

Book Review & Giveaway: Rusty The Forgotten Fire Engine by Joe Fisher

Book Series Title: The Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine by Joe Fisher
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 4-8)
Genre:  Children’s Fiction
Publisher:  Angler Publishing
Release date:   May 2017,  August 2021
Content Rating:  G for children.  

When the Mayor Himself decides the town of Someport-by-the-Sea needs a new fire engine the Fire Chief picks a shiny, bright red one that has all the latest tools needed to put out fires. The new fire engine becomes the joy of the children in town and the pride of the fireman and townspeople alike.

But after many years the fire engine becomes old and worn until everyone begins to laugh and call it Rusty. Sad and forlorn Rusty is ignored and forgotten. Then during the 4th of July parade in a summer like no other Rusty saves the day in a most surprising and unusual way.

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:
Joe Fisher Books
Amazon
iBook KOBO
add to goodreads

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

What a sweet story! The town’s new fire engine is named Reddy because he’s always ready to get to fires to extinguish them, but as he gets older, slower, and mostly forgotten, the townspeople rename him Rusty. Children will love how Rusty regains the favor of everyone and becomes a beloved hero and he even gets to head the parade every year!

Along with a good story, the illustrations are great with vibrant colors. There is a lot of text, so it would be best for this book to be read aloud to younger readers. There are also sections that are fun to read aloud such as “A bell that went Ding, Dong Dingity-dong (As if to say) Hold on. I won’t be long.”

I can’t wait to read this to my 3-year-old grandson the next time he comes over!

About 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. 

connect with the author: website ~ facebook goodreads

Giveaway

$25 STARBUCKS GIFT CARD
courtesy of the author of
THE ADVENTURES OF RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE
(2 winners)

Gleam

Follow the Tour

Aug 22 –Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / guest post / giveaway
Aug 22 –Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Aug 22 – Faith and Books – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Aug 23 –Book Zone Reviews – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Aug 23 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Aug 24 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Aug 24 –icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Aug 25 –A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Aug 25 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Aug 26 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / guest post / giveaway
Aug 26 –icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Aug 29 –Captive Dreams Window – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / author interview / giveaway
Aug 29 – Sandra’s Book Club – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / guest post / giveaway
Aug 29 – Faith and Books – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Aug 30 –Lisa’s Reading – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Aug 31 –Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / author interview / giveaway
Aug 31 –Book Zone Reviews – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Aug 31 –Sandra’s Book Club – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 1 –Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book spotlight of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / author interview / giveaway
Sep 1 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE /  giveaway
Sep 1 –Splashes of Joy – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Sep 1 –Captive Dreams Window – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 2 – Reading is My Passion – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / guest post / giveaway
Sep 2 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 2 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 5 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / author interview / giveaway
Sep 6 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / guest post / giveaway
Sep 6 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Sep 6 – Lisa’s Reading – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 7 – Pause for Tales – book review of RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE / giveaway
Sep 7 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 7 = Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 8 – Pause for Tales – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 8 – Reading is My Passion – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 8 – Splashes of Joy – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 9 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
Sep 9 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of RUSTY GOES TO THE WATER WORLD / giveaway