Today I will be talking to Princess a bit about
I found a wonderful book at our local library,
Fireboat, The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman
The book is a true story that starts with New York City in 1931, listing some of the amazing things that were taking place..
Snickers were invented, the John J. Harvey fireboat was launched.
It talks about some of the fires the fireboat helped put out..like the Normandy.
In 1995 it was considered old and useless, and awaited it's fate as scrap metal,
until a group of friends eating dinner heard about the fireboat and decided to save her.
They fixed her, and got her back out on the water. Everyone thought it was a nice old boat,
but would not actually be useful to put out a fire. But then on September 11, 2001 something so huge and horrible happened that the whole world shook. The John J Harvey comes out of retirement to help out. I think this is a wonderful book that handled a scary topic with great delicacy.
If you are looking for a way to discuss this with your children, get this book.