Breezy Valley at Work series

Author: Alley, R.W.

Publication Date:

October 2023



Age Group:



21.5 x 27.9 cm

Original language and publisher

English (USA) | Kane Press

Territories Handled

World excl. Asia and North America

Territories Sold

Norway (Bonnier Norsk Forlag, in a preempt)
Netherlands (Ploegsma)
Lithuania (AlmaLittera)
Greece (Key Books)
Russia (Abrakazyabra)
China (Post Wave (Ginkgo), at auction)
Spanish & Catalan (Juventud)
Hungary (Pagony)
Indonesia (Badan Pengembangan)
Poland (Sonia Draga)



Breezy Valley at Work series

Author: Alley, R.W.


“Bustling scenes will keep readers searching for stories within the story. The main narrative, conveyed in blocky black text, can be followed easily, while the use of speech bubbles in the art adds to the fun. Early on, an elaborately labeled illustration of turnout gear is followed by diagrams of pumper and ladder engines and brush-breaker trucks, making this a true love letter to firefighters and their tools…Classic in style, rich in information, and sweet in story.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This is great fun and works so well. Full of life, humor and real information. The perfect combination. I had a smile on my face from the very beginning. It only disappeared a couple of times… when I was laughing.” —Caldecott Medalist David Macaulay, author of The Way Things Work, Cathedral, Pyramid, Castle, and Mosque

For fans of Richard Scarry and Busytown, here is a funny and informative picture book all about firefighters that features lively animal characters, a rollicking story, and detail-packed illustrations.

Book 1: Firefighters to the Rescue! (October 2023)

Firefighters to the rescue! The officers of Breezy Valley answer the call to protect their beloved town. Ladders, axes, and water hoses take center stage as the firefighters rescue the tabby cat twins, put out blazes, and save not only lives—but also the town ice cream parlor! Lively action, equipment details, cross-section pictures and more will keep young firefighter fans engaged throughout this delightful story.

Book 2: Hospital Heroes (October 2024)

In Hospital Heroes Save the Day! meet the doctors, nurses, lab workers, kitchen staff, and maintenance workers working to keep Breezy Valley Hospital running smoothly. When Lemur injures their tail, the EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians) and their ambulance bring them to get treatment! Lively action, peeks into key hospital rooms, and more will keep kids engaged in this second title in the series.