Policeman Pete and the Hot Air Balloon, A Barbara Ann Book #Blog Tour @policemanpete @AuthorightUKPR

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: 34 pages
Publisher: Creative Locations Ltd (16 Aug. 2016)
ISBN-10: 1910351199
ISBN-13: 978-1910351192


Inspired by a close friend, who over the years has donated many hours of balloon flying time to local charities, Policeman Pete and The Hot Air Balloon is about friendship, which sees Policeman Pete, Sarah, and Adam being taken on a hot air balloon flight for Policeman Pete’s birthday.

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Policeman-Pete-Hot-Balloon-Books/dp/1910351199/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1496267287&sr=8-12&keywords=policeman+pete



Well this is a lovely story. In this book it is Policeman Pete’s birthday and his friend Steve makes it very special with an adventure in an hot air balloon along with Adam and Sarah from Brimmycroft farm. Policeman Pete has another surprise when he finds an unexpected stow away.

All ends well with a few more very tasty treats to round of a perfect day.

This is a lovely story about friendship, sharing and giving which encourages children to retell the story through the vibrant colourful pictures. These stories always open up so many topics to talk about. A super series.



Policeman Pete Holiday Safety Tips.

3 Policeman Pete says that if you have gone out for the day arrange a rendezvous point such as a tall statue or fountain something that is big and can easily be seen. This is in case you get separated or lost from your family or group. If no-one shows up then stay there but look to see if you can spot a policeman and then ask him for help.

For Policeman Pete’s Holiday Safety tip from yesterday please visit Whispering Stories – http://whisperingstories.com/

check out Bookalicious Travel Addict https://bookalicious-traveladdict.blogspot.co.uk/ for tomorrow’s tip,




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/




The Policeman Pete books are ideal for children aged between 3 – 6 and are perfect gifts when bought as a set.



One thought on “Policeman Pete and the Hot Air Balloon, A Barbara Ann Book #Blog Tour @policemanpete @AuthorightUKPR

  1. Hi Sue, Thank you so very much for your wonderful reviews and picking up on the deeper meanings that are within the pages. Would it be at all possible for you put your reviews onto the Amazon review section for each book ? Also an update on a question that has been pondered- policeman Pete character was based upon our village policeman for over 30 years called Martin Warburton. Martin is now retired but still lives locally and is thrilled with the books
    Thanks again Sue and I wish you all the success with your bloggs , again your reviews I find concise and informative. A very grateful Barbara Ann ❤️


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