Avi the Ambu­lance to the Rescue

Clau­dia Carl­son; CB Deck­er, illus.
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By – March 23, 2017

Avi the Ambu­lance to the Res­cue is sure to be a favorite among trans­porta­tion-lov­ing preschool­ers, with its appeal­ing illus­tra­tions of anthro­po­mor­phic res­cue vehi­cles and the sim­ple and sweet sto­ry of Avi, one of the youngest ambu­lances in the garage.

Avi wants to do more than sim­ply deliv­er water bot­tles and ban­dages. He wants to help sick peo­ple just like his friends, Hila the Heli­copter, Moti the Medicy­cle, and his big sis­ter, Maya. While Avi is out on the road deliv­er­ing sup­plies, he is in the right place to help save Yofi the Cat, stuck in a smoky building.

The book, the sec­ond in the Avi the Ambu­lance series, includes infor­ma­tion about the life­sav­ing work of Magen David Adom, Israel’s ambu­lance, blood-ser­vice, and dis­as­ter relief orga­ni­za­tion, as well as pho­tographs of real Israeli ambu­lances and oth­er res­cue vehi­cles. It also has a glossary.

High­ly rec­om­mend­ed for ages 3 – 6.

Paula Chaiken has worked in a vari­ety of capac­i­ties in the Jew­ish world — teach­ing in reli­gious school, curat­ing at the Sper­tus Muse­um and fundrais­ing for the Fed­er­a­tion — for more than twen­ty years. She also runs a bou­tique pub­lic rela­tions con­sult­ing firm and enjoys read­ing all sorts of books with her three sons.

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