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. This is my fourth book review in the series but I keep up with the books on the tour every day. You will find my reviews every Wednesday and Sunday, while the tour runs. Enjoy!
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
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Creative Locations Ltd; 1st edition (20 Sept. 2014)
Product Dimensions: 18 x 4.5 x 17 cm
This is a very special book that happened by chance as I met up with Sue, Nicola Hughes’s mum, at a charity fund raising event in Diggle. For those who do not know, Nicola Hughes was one of the brave young policewomen who was tragically killed whilst on duty with Fiona Bone on 18 September 2012. Sue shared with me her favourite story that had happened to Nicola whilst on a night shift. This book is dedicated to the memory of the 2 young policewomen.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
I liked this book which I read with my grandson Riley age 3. Policeman Pete is working the night shift with Policewoman Nicola. This book was very much about helping. Sometimes people can ask for help, sometimes it is nice just to ask if someone needs help and at other times you just help without been asked.
After Mr. Allan locked himself out of his house and Policeman Pete and Policewoman Nicola arranged for him help to get back in and even called later to make sure he was alright but they hear a very strange noise when they are going back to the station and Nicola has to help in a most unusual way.
Now Riley knows that I work nights and sleep through the day but this gave me a lovely opportunity to expand on how different working nights is. One of the first things he noticed was that there was no children in the story. This opened up lots of things for us to talk about, like what type of places would stay open all night and which ones would be locked up until morning. Also about which animals stayed awake through the night and slept through the day time.
As we had got some of the other Policeman Pete books too we could compare how different the colours where in the night and day pictures. These books are so much more than just a story
Policeman Pete Safety tips for around animals
7 Policeman Pete says that you must always REMEMBER to wash your hands after playing, petting or feeding animals. This is because quite often animals have germs or tiny bugs on them that can make you very poorly if, you forgot to wash your hands, then put your fingers in your own mouth.
For Policeman Pete’s Animals Safety tip from yesterday please visit Ali – The Dragon Slayer – http://cancersuckscouk.ipage.com/.
Tomorrow please head to The Quiet Knitter – https://thequietknitterer.wordpress.com/ for the first of Policeman Pete’s top Home Safety Tips
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTOR
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.