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Miss Prepared & Captain Ready

Embark on a Journey of Courage and Safety!

Our "Miss Prepared and Captain Ready" series has been a hit, teaching children important lessons about disaster preparedness, through engaging stories and vibrant illustrations. Miss Prepared and Captain Ready are not just heroes in a book—they're guides, helping children feel empowered and prepared in times of disaster.

The series aims to cover a variety of disasters, ensuring that every child has the knowledge and confidence to face different emergencies with courage and smarts. Stay tuned as our fearless duo continues with our second book in the series: "Miss Prepared + Captain Ready: Here Comes a Hurricane". There's much more to learn, and many more stories to be told. Join us as we continue to foster bravery and knowledge in the hearts of our littlest heroes!

"Miss Prepared and Captain Ready: Fire Alert!" is about two heroes who teach everyone how to stay safe when there's a fire scare. Through colorful pictures and exciting adventures, kids learn important skills,

like what to do if there's a fire and how to be a Helping Hero themselves. With Miss Prepared and Captain Ready by their side, children can feel confident and brave in any situation. Join the adventure and become a Helping Hero!

Get "Miss Prepared + Captain Ready: Fire Alert!"

Home Fires are the deadliest and most common disasters across America. In the average home fire, you have just 2 minutes to safely escape so teaching children life saving skills in times of fire is crucial. "Miss Prepared & Captain Ready: Fire Alert!" is currently for sale at just $10 in the Lulu Bookstore! Scroll down to get our free lesson plan with the book, request a free copy for your classroom/organization, and learn more about the Author and Illustrator. 

Get "Miss Prepared +Captain Ready: Here Comes a Hurricane!"

According to a survey, 30% of people in hurricane-prone states have little to no preparation. This book talks about how kids can be prepared and how they can become Helping Heroes by doing kid-friendly projects to help others after a hurricane. "Miss Prepared & Captain Ready: Here Comes a Hurricane!" is currently for sale at just $10 in the Lulu Bookstore! Scroll down to get our free lesson plan with the book, request a free copy for your classroom/organization, and learn more about the Author and Illustrator. 

Get a Free Copy

Work for a title 1 school, library, fire department, company or organization that could benefit from a free copy of "Miss Prepared and Captain Ready"? As we receive funding, we will go through the form below and gift free copies to benefit children nationwide. Please fill out the form below to request a copy and contact us with any questions. 


Enhance your child's disaster preparedness education with our free lesson plan designed to complement our book series. We have separate lesson plans for each book in the series that are useful for educators, parents, and caregivers looking to teach children essential disaster preparedness skills. It complements a science lesson on natural disasters perfectly. Ideal for ages 5-11


Through interactive activities, discussions, and the beloved characters from the book, kids will learn vital lessons to keep themselves and their families safe in times of disaster. Each book ends with the characters becoming Helping Heroes, with kid-friendly and age appropriate activities to motivate young readers to become their own hero, helping others impacted by disasters. Download it today and empower children with the knowledge they need to stay safe!

About the Author

Mimi Hymel

With a heart fueled by resilience and a passion for both

storytelling and making a positive impact, Mimi Hymel brings

a unique blend of experiences to the world of children's

literature. A graduate of the nationally renowned Walter

Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at

Arizona State University, Mimi has always been drawn to the

power of words and their ability to influence change.

Fueled by her experience as a Hurricane Katrina survivor,

she founded the nonprofit, Comfort Bears in a Catastrophe, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers comfort to kids impacted by disasters. To date, her nonprofit has gifted thousands of Comfort Bears to kids in all 50 states. This book is a continuation of her efforts to ensure children are not just resilient, but prepared in times of disaster. The skills kids will learn in this book can save lives.

Embark on this literary adventure knowing that Mimi's story is one of transformation, empathy, and the unshakable drive to make the world a better place—one word, one page, and one reader at a time.

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About the Illustrator

Isabel Ticlo

Meet the talented artist behind the vibrant and captivating

illustrations that grace the pages of "Miss Prepared and

Captain Ready": Isabel, a remarkable individual who

seamlessly combines creativity and purpose in her work.


Isabel's journey as an illustrator is as unique as her art itself.

As the former Miss Arizona 2018, she has already made her

mark as an advocate for positive change and empowerment.

In "Miss Prepared and Captain Ready," Isabel's illustrations

breathe life into the characters, ensuring that every visual element carries a sense of whimsy, education, and empowerment.

As you journey through "Miss Prepared and Captain Ready," take a moment to appreciate the magic that Isabel's illustrations bring to the narrative. Her skillful artistry serves as a reminder that creativity knows no bounds, and through it, messages of preparedness, resilience, and empowerment can touch hearts and minds in a profound way.

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