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!
I love this cover art! This one was a tough one for me to pull. It is not really that awful, but just dated. It actually has done well with circulation, but not recently. There are no illustrations either. 7th graders in my area do a major disaster report and a newer title would definitely get more users. I have included the index of disasters too. (I love the dramatic titles given!) However, the rule being “know thy audience” for youth materials, this one has to go since I just don’t have space.