Kid’s books: heroes
When I write kid’s books, I love to have a hero among the characters. I think children love heroes and remember their bravery. Today we’ll talk about two real-life young heroes, Isaiah Francis and Jeremiah Grimes from Oakland, Florida. The boys were playing video games, unaware they would soon be hailed as heroes themselves. Suddenly, they smelled smoke and rushed outside to find that he house next door was in flames. They saw the Dad outside, trying to find some water. The boys asked him if there was anyone inside and the man told them there were two babies trapped in the kitchen. In an instant, they raced inside. Jeremiah scooped up the infant and Isaiah carried the toddler to safety. Jeremiah said all they could see was “black with orange flames everywhere.” He he was “Pretty scared, but he fought through his fears.” How did Jeremiah get through the scary time? He said he was thinking “stay calm and focused on what I’m doing.” Great advice, right?
Isaiah said, he’s “Always wanted to be a firefighter and now he got a chance to do it.” Aren’t these young men amazing? Once the boys rescued the babies, firefighters arrived to save two other small children who were trapped inside the home.
Don’t you think Isaiah and Jeremiah could write a great kid’s book about how to react in an emergency? When asked if they would do the same thing all over again, Jeremiah said, “Anywhere, anytime.” Their families must be so proud.
If you’d like kid’s books about working together to solve problems, you’d likely enjoy Charlene the Star, or Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, to kid’s books about working together to solve problems. If you read them, I’d be honored if they were among your favorite kid’s books.
Copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2015