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Are you prepared? The definitive kids' guide to how to think and act fast

From threats of terrorism to crime to hurricanes to blizzards, unexpected and unwelcome events can happen at any time. This book, from terrorism expert Lt. Colonel John C. Orndorff, has a simple message: Don't panic! Unpredictable occurrences are a part of life. This book provides the tools to prepare young people to face many of these disasters. With planning and a ...
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Are you prepared? The definitive kids' guide to how to think and act fast

From threats of terrorism to crime to hurricanes to blizzards, unexpected and unwelcome events can happen at any time. This book, from terrorism expert Lt. Colonel John C. Orndorff, has a simple message: Don't panic! Unpredictable occurrences are a part of life. This book provides the tools to prepare young people to face many of these disasters. With planning and a little knowledge, anyone can take charge of their own security and learn how to be safe. Illustrated and full of advice and comfort, this book should be required reading for kids in today's often dangerous world.
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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Imagine seeing a swirling funnel cloud approaching in the distance as you drive home from work on a country road. Think about walking on a mountain trail in a lightening storm. Consider what you would do if you came home from work late at night and your front door was open. Each of these scenarios is unlikely to occur in your life, but they are possible. It is these sorts of manmade and natural disasters that the authors of this useful guidebook address. In the pages of this title readers will encounter a set of potential disasters that might touch their lives. In each instance the authors take the time necessary not only to describe the potential disaster but also to provide some historical context as well as helpful tips. For example, in the section dealing with lightening strikes, readers will be made aware of the fact that over three million such events occur in the United States every year and then told how best to cope with them. In each section the authors present helpful hints that readers can apply to events such as floods, avalanches, hurricanes, or criminal activity. In every chapter readers will encounter clearly delineated ideas and suggestions that are easy to remember and apply to real life circumstances. As such this book is not only an educationally relevant one, but also a text that affords readers the opportunity to learn facts and information that may well be life saving.
VOYA - Steven Kral
The world can be a dangerous place, with events happening that are beyond anyone's control. This unknown quality can make these occurrences all the more frightening. This book attempts to remove some of the fear by explaining how events occur and offering ways to prepare for them. Aimed at the upper middle school reader, the book demystifies these seemingly random and terrifying happenings, and advises how to stay safe from terrorism, crime, hurricanes, tornados, floods, earthquakes, winter storms, and other less-common disasters such as volcanoes and lightning strikes. Other sections detail what to include in an emergency kit and what to do before the disaster strikes. Orndorff and Harper do an excellent job of acknowledging the fear that the reader might have for a situation without sounding condescending. Numerous two-color illustrations break the text into easily browsable chunks and further explain concepts in the text. The chapters are detailed and offer a wealth of background knowledge and several excellent suggestions to combat the situation. Most of the suggestions are nothing really new, and a reader can easily find them in other media, but it is extremely convenient to have them gathered together in one volume.
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Gr 6-9 - Orndorff and Harper describe several disasters and offer tips on preparing for, avoiding, and staying safe during each one. Chapters devoted to terrorism, crime, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, and winter storms include "briefing notes," or descriptions of the events, and a "stay safe guide" with suggested precautions in specific situations, such as avoiding crime at school, at home, or in the neighborhood. An added chapter includes briefer information on lightning, mudslides, avalanches, wildfires, tsunamis, and volcanoes. In general, the suggestions are sensible and practical, and those beyond children's power suggest steps they may encourage their parents to take. The authors are careful to remind readers of the low probability of these events, and they strike a good balance between explaining the causes of each phenomenon without going overboard with scientific or sociological background. The writing is workmanlike, direct, and to the point. Whimsical drawings help demonstrate the ideas presented. Overall, this is a practical guide to realistic steps to take to plan for and minimize the impact of disasters. -Jeffrey A. French, Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OH

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Kirkus Reviews
Effective at putting readers into a proper frame of mind, if not so useful as a handbook for emergencies, this offering of general, commonsense advice covers terrorist actions, criminal activities at home or school and a selection of natural disasters from hurricanes to the more localized likes of mudslides and flash floods. The authors can't seem to decide whether they're addressing children ("Never leave a bicycle outside, even if it's chained") or adults ("Park in well-lit areas, preferably areas with security cameras"), but their overall, non-age-specific message about the importance of being alert and prepared comes through loud and clear. Lengthy opening sections in each chapter also provide background statistics and causes for each type of emergency-which may not be exactly on topic, but do provide added value as grist for a range of related assignments. Illustrated with utilitarian, line-drawn maps and scenarios, capped with resource lists and an index, this makes salutary reading, though it's no substitute for a First Aid manual and a workbook like G. Dale Stewart's On Your Own: A Family's Guide to Disaster Preparedness (2006). (Nonfiction. 10-12, adult)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810957671
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 7 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Lt. Colonel John C. Orndorff is retired from the U.S. Air Force, where he specialized in terrorist prevention. He travels the world, working with American embassies, the ROTC, and other organizations to help counter acts of terrorism. He lives in Tennessee.

Suzanne Harper, a novelist and playwright, was the editor of Disney Adventures magazine for over five years. She lives in New York City, where she is always prepared for the unexpected.

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