P Is for Police
P Is for Police
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Annotation: Presents alphabetically arranged entries, A to Z, about the police and the work that they do, from fingerprints, to oath of office, to uniform.
Genre: Government
Catalog Number: #4190477
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition Date: 2009
Illustrator: Waites, Joan C.,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-589-80652-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-589-80652-8
Dewey: 363.2
LCCN: 2009003956
Dimensions: 29 cm.
Language: English
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This book on the police, though flawed, still fills a niche for a unit on community workers. Using an alphabetical format, it takes kids through the work and responsibilities of the police force. Beginning with "A is for academy," where men and women train, it goes on to show police officers on the beat, introduces detectives, and depicts how they use equipment, including handcuffs, radio, and baton, and, of course, a gun. Sometimes the word choice for a letter seems a bit of a stretch. For instance, "H is for history" is illustrated with a picture of Caesar Augustus, who created the first police force. Each letter is accompanied by a short paragraph of information. The art does not fare quite as well. Bordered pictures feature stiff figures and sometimes static scenes. One cute aspect of the art is a cat that appears in each picture, but in some cases children will have to be real detectives to find it.
Horn Book
>From "A is for Academy" and "F is for Fingerprints" to "Q is for Questioning" and "Z is for Zoom Lens," this alphabet book provides a cursory and random look at police work. A lost cat, introduced on the title page and finally found and photographed on the final page, appears in most of the illustrations, which are of uneven quality.
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Horn Book (4/1/10)
Reading Level: 3.0
Interest Level: P-2

If you ask a group of five-year-olds what they want to be when they grow up, one of the first responses you get is "a policeman." This exciting picture book goes through the ABCs of policing for young children, including A is for academy and D is for detective.

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