*Ad-gifted: We were kindly sent the Paramedic Chris children’s books in exchange for this post.
One thing L is slightly obsessed with is the blue light emergency services. It all began when she started talking at 2 years old, she loves to know everything about ambulances, fire engines, and police cars. Most nights before bed we have conversations about the “important vehicles” and the mystery vehicle is the ambulance car. She goes to preschool near a hospital so most days we see ambulances, some with “blue flashing lights” and we have a chat about what the ambulances and paramedics do in the car on the way home. Getting the chance to read two of the books from the Paramedic Chris series was fun and exciting for her.
It is another day for Paramedic Chris as he travels with Paramedic Zara but are all of the calls genuine today?
A Helping Hand
Paramedic Chris receives a call to an elderly patient but all is not as it seems
Our Thoughts On The Books
Paramedic Chris starts off with Chris and Paramedic Zara heading off to work. Zara is a mum with a young child who she has to leave with her mum. I get the feeling as, much as she loves her job, she also feels mum guilt for leaving her son at the weekend to go to work.
The story is highly detailed, giving the reader insights into the life of a paramedic. They find it hard to even stop for a coffee! This first book in the series highlights prank 999 calls. Which in this instance is from Zara’s son Luke. All he wants is to speak to his mummy. I can see how doing such a demanding job can be hard on your loved ones. But also the dangers of the all too many pranks calls the ambulance service receives.
The second book, A Helping Hand focusses on an elderly gentleman who is all alone. He doesn’t realise he can receive help from the community, and Paramedic Chris gets him this help he desperately needs. It makes you realise how broad the job description is of a paramedic.
But reading both books is a great opportunity for children to learn about the job of an NHS paramedic and its demands. In fact, it’s interesting for adults to read as well. It’s suitable for 4-10 year olds and perfect for reading aloud.
A huge thanks to Tim Parsons for the review copies, you have made my daughter’s storytime amazing! She now has hundreds of questions on ambulances and paramedics!
Future profits from the books will help support mental health charities in Kent
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