Safety First

First Book of Safety coverA First Book of Safety
Bolian and Hinds

Safety books have been finding their way to me lately.  I am fascinated by the change in emphasis over time.  Strangers are the big deal in the 1980s, while the 60s and 70s all seem to have issues with snake bites. Growing up in the Midwest in the 60s and 70s, other than running into the occasional garter snake, I don’t remember snakes being a particular issue.  Just looking at the cover with the kid riding a bike with no helmet dates this book to the dark ages.  I am also glad that the cover art showed the dangers of ironing.  I personally avoid the iron at all costs.  🙂

Stay safe everyone!



bathroom safety


stairs and rugs



  1. Took me some time to realize the tumor on the side of the lawnmower was NOT a publishing mistake.

  2. We probably wouldn’t allow a child that young to operate a mower any more. And it’s interesting that the cyclist seems to be running an errand from the grocery store. I don’t think kids get sent on their bikes to pick up milk and a head of lettuce these days either.

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