A forest fire leapt and hurtled towards the busy town. Big Yellow knew this was what she was built to do.
This wonderfully illustrated book features Big Yellow, a fictionalized character based on a real water-bombing airplane designed to scoop water from lakes to fight remote forest fires. She is called to fight a dangerous fire and must prove she can do the job. Her adventures demonstrate her unique skills, focusing on qualities of self-esteem and teamwork. Nonfiction back matter provides many interesting details about this unusual aircraft, fighting forest fires, and the specialized aircraft that help with this job.