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Author Showcase: Children’s Book Series Begins With Action in “Park Ranger Higgins”

By Al Uy, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 19, 2010

Park Ranger Joe Higgins goes to work anticipating a quiet day; what he gets, however, is an outrageous shift full of car accidents, wild animals, and suspicious events in Al Uy’s first installment of the children’s series following Park Ranger Higgins on his adventures, Park Ranger Joe Higgins: Routine.

As his day begins, Ranger Higgins must respond to a terrible car accident at the entrance to the park. Luckily, he is well trained for these types of emergencies. However, the accident is only the first in a series of events that leads Ranger Higgins to other escapades including searching for a missing dog and leading a helicopter evacuation.

Ranger Higgins and his crew must utilize trucks, all-terrain vehicles, and boats in order to respond to the situations at the park. They must also tap into their own skills and work as a team to accomplish their goals.

Park Ranger Joe Higgins: Routine is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-60264-699-5) from Virtual Book Worm, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s official website, www.parkrangerhiggins.com.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • “Park Ranger Joe Higgins: Routine” is an exciting book for children 9 – 12yrs who love adventure and the outdoors, along with helping others at the same time. The author’s use of engaging dialogue keeps the story line moving right along from chapter to chapter. Paying close attention to the sequence of events, the author eliminates confusion for the reader. Because of the main character’s profession, that of a Park Ranger, the reader learns a great deal about the daily workings of someone in law enforcement and their efforts to help people be safe in every circumstance. Good, wholesome books in this genre are sadly missing for this age group of readers. As a retired 3rd Grade teacher, I highly recommend this book for any child’s reading pleasure and insight into conserving our parks and helping others.

    January 28, 2011
  • In an age when many children’s heroes possess super-powers but not superb discernment, “Routine” is super because it’s real. The author’s intent to provide a positive, worthwhile role model for growing boys is realized in Park Ranger Higgins. Mr. Uy’s heart for helping others really shines through. Boys especially will enjoy the mechanical and technological details of law enforcement and rescue which flavor the book.

    February 2, 2011

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