Firstly I just want to say thank you to Rachel Gilbey of Authoright, for inviting me to be part of this lovely blog tour for The Policeman Pete Books, in the Barbara Ann Book series. A delightful set of children’s stories following the fictional character Policeman Pete in his daily activities. All the books within the series are based on true occurrences that have taken place in Saddleworth, a civil parish made up of 7 villages nestled within the foothills of the Pennines in North West England
This short story happened a few years ago to one of the farm labourers as he was working on repairing a dry stone wall. The frog actually jumped down the front of his shirt to the great amusement of his co-workers.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Oh this is such a delightful story that centres around village life and the surrounding environment. These books encourage children to respect and help people and animals both domestic and wild.
Policeman Pete is first on the scene when the garden wall of Mr. and Mrs. Pollitt’s cottage falls down. He has to make sure the area is safe. The Pollitt twins Harry and Emily are enjoying playing when Harry finds a frog in a very unusual place indeed!
My grandson loved this book with it’s simple yet very colourful pictures on every other page, which made the story as visual as the words did. It encouraged him to tell the story through the pictures back to me the more we read the book together. There was even the opportunity through the pictures to expand and ask questions myself about colours, happy and sad faces and even explaining that we don’t all like the same things and that it is ok to be different.
I loved that this enforces to children that people like Policeman Pete are there to help everyone. I also liked the picture that also shows him out of uniform relaxing at home after he has finished his day’s work.
3 Policeman Pete says that you should not try to cross the road from behind a bus or between parked cars or even on a bend in the road. This is because you are still quite small and so the car drivers may not see you and the same goes for you, a long clear view is always needed.
For Policeman Pete’s Road Safety tip from yesterday please visit Whispering Stories – http://whisperingstories.com/ and check out Bookalicious Travel Addict https://bookalicious-traveladdict.blogspot.co.uk/ for tomorrow’s tip –
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brought up and schooled in Oldham, Greater Manchester, at the age of 17, Barbara decided on a nursing career. Later, she set up her own day nursery which she ran for a few years before supporting her husband in his busy profession. Fast forward to 2013, Barbara started writing and illustrating the Policeman Pete series. She currently lives at Brimmycroft Farm, in the small Saddleworth village of Denshaw, Oldham with her husband, horses, geese, ducks and cats. She is an active participant in charities involving law enforcement including the Blue Lamp Foundation. She has previously appeared on BBC Radio Manchester and been featured in the Oldham Advertiser and the Manchester Evening News.
Twitter – https://twitter.com/policemanpete
Website – http://policemanpetebooks.co.uk/
DO KEEP FOLLOWING THIS SUPER EXCITING TOUR FOR MORE OF POLICEMAN PETE’S ADVENTURES OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS
The Policeman Pete books are ideal for children aged between 3 – 6 and are perfect gifts when bought as a set.