Your Own Safety

Your Own Safety

by Sue Barraclough

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
In twenty-four pages, Barraclough offers young children some basic tips about staying safe at home. The book has a pattern as do the others in the "Stay Safe" series. It sets the stage with "You are special. You need to stay safe," and follows it with a question, "Do you know how to stay safe?" The spreads that follow provide a negative example/answer on the left hand page and a positive action/correct answer on the right hand page. For example, "Never help a stranger," which shows a young boy looking perplexed when another person is asking or looking for something. The correct example states that one should always tell them to ask a grown-up. I am sure the advice is well intentioned, but there is also the need for good manners and suggestions as to what to do if someone really needs help. It is difficult to draw the line, and saying never help a stranger is a bit off-putting. The book ends with a recap of all the safety rules that appeared in the book. There is also a picture glossary, an index page, and a note to parents and teachers. The book also introduces a multiethnic group of kids and other individuals in its pictures—a subtle message, which goes along with the stronger lesson relating to being careful around people that you do not know. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

Heinemann Raintree
Publication date:
Stay Safe Series
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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