Trinka and Sam: The Big Fire
Trinka and Sam: The Big Fire is a story developed to help young children and their families begin to talk about feelings and worries they may have after they have experienced a large-scale fire, like a wildfire. In the story, Trinka and Sam, two small mice, become scared and worried after they experienced a severe fire and witnessed damage to their community. The story describes some of their reactions and talks about how their parents help them to express their feelings and feel safer. In the back of the booklet, there is a parent guide that suggests ways that parents can use the story with their children.
Click on the image to go to download the specific language version.
English version released Sunday October 22, 2017
Spanish version released Friday, October 26, 2017
If you are sharing the story, it may be best to share the link to this page as we may update the PDF. We released it quickly to get it out to the community, but we may find small things we will want to change.
English (Click image to download)
Spanish (click image to go to Spanish page)
We designed free postcards to support the dissemination of the stories. Please feel free to download, print, and share the postcards. We recommend printing bilingual postcards (one side in English and one in Spanish)
You may want to check our our other story, "Once I Was Very Very Scared". This story helps children and grown-ups talk about: 1) Events children find stressful; 2) Ways they may behave when stressed, and 3) Things that help.