Nozzlehead's Big Adventure is book 1 of a 3 book series written by a Professional Firefighter who shares his emergency calls with kids through the firefighter characters, Nozzlehead, Halfcap and Scout. Together this team of firefighters put out fires, make rescues and assist community members as they take you on an adventure and show you what it's like to be a firefighter in the city of Warmville. The characters are fun, kind, child friendly and loveable. Each story is packed with action and adventure as you ride along with them in a big Fire Engine or the Aid Car on their way to help others. The illustrations are colorful and full of detail and on occasion, there just might be a hidden object for you to find and rescue along the way. The stories are taken in part from actual 911 calls that the author has run during his career as a firefighter. They are shared in a way that will fill your child with adventure and open new doors of discovery that show them how firefighters live, work together, perform chores, receive emergency calls and go about the adventure of firefighting. We encourage you to read these books with your child and discuss the action, teamwork and problem solving that you will find in each book. Each book features a scan code that takes the reader to a free music video of the book by simply scanning the book with a "Smart Device".
TJ Spencer is the author of the Nozzlehead Adventure Series Children's Books including Nozzlehead's Big Adventure (2013), Nozzlehead's Adventure "Helping Hands" (2013) and "5 Alarm Fire." Also, Nozzlehead Goes to Mexico, Funny little Mask, What Firefighters Do, Letter by Letter, Oscar the Giant Mouse and Nozzlehead's Christmas ~ The Giving Tree. TJ grew up in the Wallingford area of Seattle with a large family including 7 siblings. He has studied Early Childhood Development, participated in multiple venues as an author, musician, storyteller and puppet master as well as kid wrangler supporting a multitude of children's causes. He became active as a member of the National Ski Patrol, studied at Northwest Community College, became an EMT and joined the Fire Department in 1989 and currently serves as a Professional Firefighter. Traveling to many places around the world TJ met and shared time with each fire department and their firefighters, discovering a common thread that unites all members, all cultures, all denominations and all languages. Simply, Our Kids. TJ writes Nozzlehead Books to share fascinating stories with children, but there is another purpose behind the books. TJ is an advocate for child safety and through the characters in his books he is able to provide subtle yet lifesaving messages to his readers. He has collaborated with authors, educators, counselors, agents, editors, and literary professionals in the creation of Nozzlehead Books.
I appreciate this series exists to explain firefighting safety equipment so that it doesn't frighten children in case of a real emergency. The different books explain the function of safety clothing and tools as well as emphasize teamwork and cooperation.