Rusty Goes to Water World
Book Two The Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine
Written by Joe Fisher
Illustrated by Jaye Boswell & Michael Molinet
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.
Water World Rides
Rivers & Islands
Lazy River – soak in the water and in the sun
Bongo Congo River – rapids, whirlpools and waterfalls — Oh my
Bridges Over Troubled Waters – connect all the islands in the park
Drop in the Bucket Ferris Wheel – wet at the bottom and dry at the top
The Dishwasher – spin and rinse cycles for dirty fishes
Over the Falls Barrel Drop – a Niagara favorite
Slippery Sea Serpent Super Slide – the highest, steepest and twistiest water slide ever built
Kowabunga Surfing Tsumani – a surfing safari
Paddle Board Cove – waterful exercise
Bombs Away Diving Board – where the most popular dive is the cannon ball
Little Children Area
Dabbling Duck Pond – for little quackers
Tickling Toes Fountain Garden – water squirting up from below
Backward Bumbershoot Bath – rains under upside down umbrellas
Pinko Flamingo Rodeo — birds of a feather get together
Water World Poem
Water World was the students’ favorite place in Someport-by-the-Sea. It had:
Rivers for floating and rivers with thrills
Bridges to cross them except for the spills.
Rides that spin and rides that dropped, and
Diving boards to go belly flop.
Lagoons for teen surfers and coves for the boarders, even a
Pond for people a little bit shorter.
Fountains spraying water in many unusual places,
Between toes, on head tops and right in their faces.
Best of all, right in the middle, a slide so tall, steep and twisty,
Even the bravest couldn’t help be a little scared stiffy.
By a ride so wildly fast and so very thrilling,
Hair-raising, nerve-racking and always bone chilling.
Have a question for Joe?
Joe is available to speak, or do book readings. Get in touch with any questions or comments below!