From the bestselling and award-winning team behind Roadworks, Demolition and Construction.

Bleep, bleep. Emergency! News just through: Crash, crash, there’s been a crash. Let’s go, crew! Nee nar nee nar. An exciting new collaboration from Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock, bestselling and award-winning creators of Roadworks, Demolition and Construction.


Sally Sutton is the award-winning and bestselling author of Roadworks, Demolition and Construction. In 2009 Roadworks won the Picture Book category of the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, and in 2015 Construction was a finalist. Ambulance, Ambulance! will be Sally's eighth picture book for WBA. Sally lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and two daughters. She has a keen interest in European languages and has an M.A. (Hons) in German. She also enjoys writing plays for the stage.

Brian Lovelock is a scientist working in the power industry in New Zealand. He has painted all his life. His previous titles with Walker Books Australia include Your Mother Didn’t Do That! and Roadworks which won the Picture Book category in the 2009 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults. In 2013, Brian was long-listed for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Award for his work on Demolition. In 2014, Flight of the Honey Bee won the LIANZA Russell Clark Illustration Award, was a Storylines Notable Book and was a finalist for the LIANZA Elsie Locke Non-Fiction Award and the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.


Designed to be read aloud, the clever use of rhyme, onomatopoeia and word repetition make this text aurally appealing. There is plenty of action on each page keeping the young reader engaged as Brian Sutton’s colourful and vibrant illustrations capture the energy and urgency of the situation without creating fear or panic. Double page spreads of saturated colour make this a visually exciting text while the use of large, bold print and clear font allow for easy reading.Ambulance, Ambulance! honours the crucial, lifesaving work of ambulance paramedics with a fast paced and exciting story. It is highly recommended for pre-school and early readers.

Reading Time

She loved this book and couldn’t get enough of the story, with me having to read it several times.

Bookseller New Zealand

An engaging text which encourages audience participation.

Magpies Magazine

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