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Safety First

First Book of Safety coverA First Book of Safety
Bolian and Hinds
1970

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!

Mary

 

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Child Safety is No Accident!

Child Safety is No Accident
A Parents’ Handbook of Emergencies
Arena and Bachar
1978

Learned a lot of stuff in this book.

  • Mine shafts are not appropriate for children to play in or around.
  • How to remove a fishhook from the child’s hand.
  • Car seat safety tips.
  • SIDS might be prevented by loose clothing and a well ventilated room.
  • Discarded refrigerators are a hazardous.

Time to weed this one and get some updated safety information.

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Stranger Danger (again!)

Who Is a Stranger and What Should I Do?
Girard
1984

Did you know bad strangers are everywhere and are trying to get you?  And you can’t recognize them…. they are everywhere.  This book isn’t too bad considering its age.  It is a bit creepy for the illustrations.  All of the bad guys (and they are all guys) look like they are pedophiles.  Stranger safety is important, but I find this book a little heavy on text.  There is more scare than information in my opinion.

Check out our other posts about the bad people who are going to get you.

To Catch a Predator

Uncle Willy

You can say no

Satan For Kids

 

Mary

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