Police Officers On Patrol


Police officers have busy days. This is the story of one police officer. He helps with traffic control when the lights go out and even help when a boy is lost in the city park.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Kids and parents will enjoy this great story about police and how they can help. It is written in with fun, rhyming text.

Content Awareness Factors:


Little Kid Reaction

My daughter liked reading about what police do all day. She said it was easy to read and understand. She picked it because she read that it had rhyming text and that made her want to open it and read more. She laughed and stopped to look at the pictures. You could tell she was really enjoying the story.

Parent Reaction

I liked the story being a positive look at police and what they can do to help us. The illustrations are beautiful and the text is easy to understand and read. I thought it would bore her to look at a book about police and was pleasantly surprised that she liked it so much.

Type of Book:
This is a rhyming picture book that also would be a great early reader.
Educational Themes:

Kids learn about community helpers from preschool through first grade. This is a nice complement to those lessons and the rhyme will help them remember what police do.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
5 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 5
Age of child:
Read by a 5-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. I would buy this book for any child. Libraries will most definitely want to have a copy.

Title Police Officers on Patrol
Author Kersten Hamilton
Publisher Viking Children's Books, a Penguin Random House Company © 2009
Illustrators R. W. Alley
ISBN 9780670063154
Material Hard Cover
Genres Poetry, Jobs
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