Title: The Adventures of Billy Bog Brush: The Fire Brigade
Author: Ian Campbell & Tim Constable
Release Date: 4th December 2018
Genre: Children’s Book
Page Count: 26
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
It is a lovely day in Billy Bog Brush’s neighbourhood. Billy is wondering what to do with himself, when he hears his neighbour, Mrs. Brown, screaming for help. Billy springs into action! Billy races to the scene where he finds Mrs. Brown’s house is on fire and she is locked out. Billy must use creative thinking to find a key. Will Billy manage to get the key before the fire brigade arrives? In this sweet children’s story about courage and helping others, Billy learns how much fun it can be to be a hero!
I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
Billy Bog Brush is having a good day until he hears his neighbor calling for help. Her house is on fire and the door is locked! Billy decides he must help and because he’s so small he can get into her house through the cat door. Unfortunately, the key to the house is on a hook and he’s not tall enough to reach it. The way he figures out step by step how to get the key is amazing and shows great analytical thinking. It’s a great way to teach children to try to think ahead when they’re planning on doing something, especially in an emergency situation!
The illustrations were different but children would probably enjoy them. I do wish there were more illustrations.
At the end of the book are several blank pages with suggestion on things to draw, such as Mrs. Brown’s cat. It’s an awesome way to help children to use their imaginations.
About the Authors
Ian Campbell is a senior storeman for the MOD. Born into a military family, he has lived in Germany, Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom. His first book, A Walk with God, was published in 2011.
Tim Constable works as a data analyst. He is also a musician, in the Coventry Cathedral choir as a boy, then later composing and playing in his own rock band. As a graphic artist, he has designed logos and flyers for various organizations.