cover image I’m a Police Officer

I’m a Police Officer

Brian Biggs. Abrams Appleseed, $7.95 (22p) ISBN 978-1-4197-2323-0

Biggs follows I’m a Firefighter with another career-themed trip to the diverse municipality of Tinyville Town, following a female officer through a busy day that includes rescuing a tree-stuck cat, helping a schoolgirl cross the street, and figuring out who robbed the grocery store and bakery. The perp’s description (“Big ears. Long tail. Likes bananas and donuts”) and a trail of peels and crumbs leads to a runaway monkey from the zoo. Bigg’s crisp narration and peppy cartooning make this an upbeat intro to a job that, as the officer explains, requires that she “be ready for anything.” Up to age 3. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Aug.)