Praise for The Night Before Christmas Series:"Forget Dancer, Prancer, Comet, and Vixen. . . . Good Clement, wherever he is, will not be gnashing his teeth." --New York Times Book Review"Rice is especially good with facial expressions, whether they are on a Texas jackrabbit, a longhorn steer, a dusty cowboy, or the green and long-nosed alligator named Gaston." --Library Journal"'Twas the Christmas Eve shift at Firehouse One,And the day had been quiet, not one single run."The quiet of a night before Christmas is interrupted when a fire truck pulls up to the firehouse. It sounds ordinary, but this is no ordinary fire truck! "Jingle Bells" blares from the siren, snow blows from the ladder pipe, and the Mars light flashes red and green. Who can this strange smoke-eating pro be? Well, the firefighters will have to wait to find out, as they are called away to a warehouse fire, just as the old guy stuffs himself down the stove vent. When they return, there is not only a new pumper and cable television for the rec room, but also perfect gifts for each of the firefighters. Only the lieutenant knows who left the great loot, but if you read this fun book, you'll find out with a hoot. Kimbra Cutlip grew up with two firefighter uncles, and she is a certified emergency medical technician and firefighter. Also the author of A Sailor's Night Before Christmas, Cutlip lives near the Chesapeake Bay with her husband and two daughters. Widely acclaimed as the South's leading illustrator of juvenile books, James Rice is the illustrator and/or author of over sixty titles, including eighteen titles in The Night Before Christmas Series. There are almost two million copies of his books in print. He has taught art at the grammar-school, high-school, and university levels and enjoys talking to schoolchildren across the country about writing and art. He lives in Hico, Texas, with his family.Cutlip, Kimbra L. is the author of 'Firefighter's Night Before Christmas' with ISBN 9781589800540 and ISBN 1589800540.