Children & YA

by Lisa Desimini
Blue Sky Press, June 2003, $15.95

Lisa Desimini has the ultimate police procedural for the small set. Policeman Lou and Policewoman Sue are having a relatively quiet day in their small town that could be Anywhere, USA Between their breakfast of muffin and coffee at the local diner and their shared dinner at Sue's house, they keep the streets safe for the people of their precinct. They direct traffic, return a lost dog to its owner, ticket an illegally parked car, and chase a purse-snatcher, who is then read his rights and booked at the police station. It's a reassuring look at routine police work, with the solidly-drawn cops shown as doing an important job for their community, preferring a nice, quiet day to headline-grabbing heroics. A final page of safety tips for children adds to the value of the book in reinforcing a positive image of the police.

Roberta Rogow

Lisa Desimini has the ultimate police procedural for the small set. Policeman Lou and Policewoman Sue are having a relatively quiet day in their small town that could be Anywhere, USA Between their breakfast of muffin and coffee at the local diner and their shared dinner at Sue's house, they keep the streets safe for the people of their precinct. They direct traffic, return a lost dog to its owner, ticket an illegally parked car, and chase a purse-snatcher, who is then read his rights and booked at the police station. It's a reassuring look at routine police work, with the solidly-drawn cops shown as doing an important job for their community, preferring a nice, quiet day to headline-grabbing heroics. A final page of safety tips for children adds to the value of the book in reinforcing a positive image of the police.

Teri Duerr
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by Lisa Desimini
Blue Sky Press, June 2003, $15.95

Desimini
June 2003
policeman-lou-and-policewoman-sue
15.95
Blue Sky Press