P Is for Police

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There is more to being a police officer than racing to the scene of a crime with sirens wailing. With this alphabetical primer, kids get a true behind-the-scenes look at this noble profession. They will learn about the equipment used and the training required in order to wear the uniform.

Investigating crime is only one part of the job, and each letter reveals another component of the occupation. With H is for history, children are transported back to the time of Ceasar Augustus...

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Overview

There is more to being a police officer than racing to the scene of a crime with sirens wailing. With this alphabetical primer, kids get a true behind-the-scenes look at this noble profession. They will learn about the equipment used and the training required in order to wear the uniform.

Investigating crime is only one part of the job, and each letter reveals another component of the occupation. With H is for history, children are transported back to the time of Ceasar Augustus as they find out why the first police force was created. Z is for zoom lens allows detectives to break away from the scene to look for clues. Future cadets also learn how radar guns and lie detectors are used, why seasoned veterans want to retire without firing their weapon, and how fingerprints are lifted for evidence.

A cat cleverly hidden in each illustration encourages children to sharpen their skills of detection now for their future on the force.

Award-winning author Dori Hillestad Butler began her career writing for magazines. The author of several children's titles, she has been a ghostwriter for the Sweet Valley Twins and the Boxcar Children series. She lives in Coralville, Iowa, with her husband, two sons, two dogs, and a cat. Butler and illustrator Joan C. Waites also collaborated on F Is for Firefighting, published by Pelican.

Joan C. Waites has illustrated more than forty books for the educational and trade marketplace, including three previous books for Pelican: The Waving Girl, Daniel Boone: Trailblazer, and Moon's Cloud Blanket, which was chosen as a 2004 Honor Title in the Storytelling World Awards, an IRA/CBC Children's Choices program 2004 selection, and a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2004. Waites lives and works in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, Gerard, and their three children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589806528
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Joan C. Waites has illustrated numerous Pelican titles, including Daniel Boone: Trailblazer, The Waving Girl, and Moon's Cloud Blanket, which was an IRA/CBC Children's Choice Program 2004 Selection. She has also been awarded the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award (2001) and the Educational Press Award from Hopscotch magazine for her illustrations, and has been featured in Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market. She lives and works in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Dori Hillestad Butler began her published career writing for magazines, with stories in Highlights for Children, Children's Digest, and Child Life. She was also a ghostwriter for the popular Sweet Valley Twins Series and continues to ghostwrite for the Boxcar Children Series. She has written numerous children's and middle-school books since, and several of her books appear on the IRA's Children's Choice lists in ten different states. She resides in Coralville, Iowa.

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