When Mack the mouse's home (in the Auto Body Shop in Brooklyn, NY) burns down he wonders where he will reside. To escape the flames he dashes to a firetruck. He soon finds himself at the firehouse where a whole crew of mice welcomes him. Eventually Mack convinces the other mice to train as firemen. Their training and skills become vital when Suspenders, the firehouse cat, causes a fire.
All the mice names have a special meaning in firefighting. The author identifies their meanings at the end.
Warning: Suspenders, the cat, states that their idea of training to be firemice is the "dumbest idea" he has ever heard. I do not like using that word-especially to younger children.
-Borrowed from the library.