- Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
- Publication Date: September 6, 2016
- Price: $7.95
- Trim Size: 6 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2
- ISBN: 1-4197-2134-8
- EAN: 9781419721342
- Page Count: 22
- Illustrations: full-color throughout
- Format: Board Book
- Rights: World/All
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The Tinyville Town series, new from New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Brian Biggs, launches with three books: Tinyville Town Gets to Work!, a world-establishing picture book that introduces the town and its many residents, and two board books, I’m a Veterinarian and I’m a Firefighter. The series is set in a cozy community where the people are kind, everyone says hello when they’re walking down the street, the bus is always on time, and all the townsfolk do their part to keep things running smoothly. Everyone has a job to do in Tinyville Town. With a nod to the busy world of Richard Scarry and the neighborhood feel of Sesame Street, this new series will become a favorite read for preschoolers and is ideal for story time and class discussions about occupations and community helpers. Tinyville Town is a growing, thriving city full of interesting people. They can’t wait to show readers around!
In I’m a Firefighter, we see what it’s like in a day in the life of a town firefighter. As soon as the fire alarm rings, Fireman Charlie is ready to go, go, go! When he’s not fighting fires, there’s plenty to do, like cook meals for the crew, Charlie’s favorite job of all. Firefighters are perennially popular with young readers. This is an ideal read for fire prevention lessons and as a tribute to local hero firefighters.
"Biggs' cheerfully chunky cartoon style, which employs a thick black line and bold colors against white backgrounds, is friendly and inviting. There is just enough text, with one to two sentences per page, to hold toddlers' attention. Little ones will enjoy meeting the professionals of Tinyville and seeing familiar faces across the series."— Kirkus
About the author
Brian Biggs was born in Arkansas, moved to Texas, then moved to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design. He has also lived in Paris and San Francisco. He has worked as an art director and graphic designer, animator for interactivity and multimedia projects, teacher, writer, and illustrator. He has written and drawn comics and graphic novels, designed publications, and illustrated for many magazines and newspapers. He illustrates children’s books, including the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein middle-grade series by Jon Scieszka, for magazines, newspapers, and advertising; posters, toys, and puzzles. He also works with animation, music, and various other media. His preschool series, Tinyville Town, will be published in summer 2016. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.