These audio versions of the Paramedic Chris books introduce children ages 4-10 to a day in the life of a paramedic and his friends. Children will learn valuable lessons about our important community helpers and what happens when you call an ambulance.
Stories are read aloud in appropriate language for young children to understand and learn about Paramedic Chris and his friends. These are fun and educational audiobooks that children will enjoy, written by Tim Parsons and are based on true stories from his experience working with an emergency crew as a chaplain.
All three episodes are now available on audio format and 50% of each sale shall be donated to Medway foodbank.
Thank you, Tim Parsons
About the author
Growing up, Tim Parson’s dad was a minister and due to his job the family moved various times. Born in Worcester, Tim Parsons currently resides with his wife and two sons in Rochester, Kent. Though he never really saw himself as an author, one of the biggest driving forces behind his success is a teacher who told him he’d never succeed.
The idea of the Paramedic Chris books came to Parsons one night when he came home from a night shift. He thought to himself, “You have things like Fireman Sam, but nothing for ambulance service.” Straight away he began writing down notes from jobs he attended with the ambulance service and turned them into stories for children. Filled with bright and cheerful illustrations, and based on real life events, the books are aimed for children ages 4-10.
Part of the reason for this age group with the stories is because Parsons wants to help educate the younger generation so they understand the importance of the ambulance service and the correct way to use them. The Paramedic Chris books acquaint children with what goes on in the ambulance service, as well as teaching what a valuable asset they are to the community.
The newest episode, A Sorry Bully, will give children another important lesson. It’s based on a visit to a local primary school for children to see the inside of an ambulance. One of the children ends up getting pushed and makes it so the rest of the children cannot see the inside. It teaches how the things you do and say affect other people. There’s also a big lesson on courage where the child is sorry for his actions
Paramedic Chris books have been receiving great reviews and Parsons is delighted and thankful for all the support. “The reviews make me want to continue writing more stories and aiming to help others more,” he says. One of the best comments he’s received so far was from a parent who regularly takes their child to appointments at the local hospital. They take the books with them each time they have to go because they help calm her son, especially when he hears the sirens.
With the Paramedic Chris books, Parsons hopes to spread the message for children to learn the correct ways to call an ambulance and not abuse the system, as well as how to love and care for one another. “I am hoping readers will be made aware of how hard my colleagues work within the ambulance service and can share respect to one another as a result,” he says. As simple values, such as respect, have declined in our current society, Parsons’ aim is to give back to the communities by helping rebuild respect in children so that they grow up to be loving and caring adults, making our communities better places to live.
With so many story lines ready and different subjects being recommended to Parsons, we’re sure to be seeing more delightful Paramedic Chris books helping children learn valuable lessons about the ambulance service, as well as caring for those in our communities.