Disaster Blasters: A Kid's Guide to Being Home Alone

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How can you stay safe, calm, and confident when your parents are away? Note to Mom or Dad: If you have a child aged 8-14 who's sometimes home alone, this is the single most valuable book you can read together to make sure he or she is equipped to cope with emergencies. It's a must for your child's safety and for your peace of mind.
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Overview

How can you stay safe, calm, and confident when your parents are away? Note to Mom or Dad: If you have a child aged 8-14 who's sometimes home alone, this is the single most valuable book you can read together to make sure he or she is equipped to cope with emergencies. It's a must for your child's safety and for your peace of mind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780380777235
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/1996
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.22 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword for Adults
Foreword for Kids
Introduction
1 Luc-ed Out: What to Do if You're Locked Out of the House 1
2 Beyond Gross: What to Do When the Toilet Backs Up 5
3 Con-fuse-ion: What to Do When the Lights Go Out 10
4 Having a Ball: What to Do if Someone Is Choking 16
5 Imperfect Strangers: What to Do When a Stranger Comes to the Door 24
6 Give the Guy a Break: What to Do if Someone Breaks a Bone 28
7 Home on the Range: What to Do if You Get Burned 32
8 You're Fired!: What to Do if Something Catches Fire 37
9 Duty and the Beast: What to Do if an Animal Gets into the House 42
10 Vitamin B-Careful: What to Do if You Swallow Poison 47
11 Hot Shot: What to Do for Heat Illness 53
12 Scraping By: What to Do if You Scrape Your Skin 58
13 Cool, Dude!: What to Do in Case of Mild Frostbite 62
14 Bee-ware: What to Do When You're Stung by a Bee 68
15 Cutting a Conversation Short: What to Do for a Serious Cut 73
16 Crossing the Foul Line: What to Do When You Receive an Obscene or Threatening Phone Call 76
17 Best Bluddies: What to Do if You Get a Bloody Nose 81
18 Eye Told You So: What to Do if Something Gets into Your Eye 85
19 Stealing Home: What to Do if You Think Someone Has Broken into Your House 92
20 Crystal Un-clear: How to Clean Up Broken Glass 98
21 Quaker Oats: What to Do When an Earthquake Strikes 102
Other Natural Disasters 108
Leftover Safety Bytes to Remember 112
The Perfect Disaster Blaster Medicine Cabinet 116
Final Words 118
Adding Up Your Score 119
Handy-Dandy Score Sheet 121
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