Board book: 12 pages
Publisher: Smart Kidz Media, Inc.; Ina Brdbk edition (August 1, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 7.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #242,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #34 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Safety
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
My child is learning about what to do in an emergency, and after playing with this book has learned the number 911. It's ridiculously noisy, but it does have a teeny tiny off switch on the back.One thing that surprised me was that most of the number buttons aren't even buttons. Only the 9 and 1. Perhaps not as helpful as it could have been, because dialing, for example, 963131, gets the same response as correctly dialing 911.If there is a gun owner in your child's life, you should be aware that this book reads, "If you see someone with a gun, run away and call 911." The graphic shows an unsupervised child holding a gun, but I felt that more explanation was necessary, lest the cops show up just because grandpa's cleaning his deer rifle.Other emergencies covered in the book are fire, injury (graphic involves a skateboard), and someone is sick and won't wake up (graphic shows them asleep, then awake in a hospital bed). My little ones found the whole thing fascinating rather than scary. They seem to be taking it all in, so I'm hopeful that they will be able to act confidently in the event of a real emergency.
My son is 2 and a half, so he is a little younger than the intended audience. However, he recently learned his address, so we thought we'd start teaching him about what to do in case of an emergency. I really like that this book allows him to practice dialing 911. It only makes the button noise when you push the 9 and 1 keys, and only if you get from start to finish correctly do you get the siren noises. It is a nice sturdy board book.Two small quibbles, I do wish the sound effects started out a little bit more like a call, that maybe he could play along with. And secondly, the buttons are so deeply set into the thick board book that it is hard for him to push them until we are a few pages into the book. I realize that they have it in that position to mimic the look of a cellphone from the outside, but for little fingers, it would have been easier if placed to the edge. Still, he really enjoys it and is getting pretty good at pushing the buttons. It won't replace endless conversations about what is an emergency and when to call, but it is a nice supplement and keeps him interested in the conversation:)
Perfectly simple and a great way to teach 911 to a three year old. It covers injury, if someone isn't able to wake up, fire and gun safety. I had to preface with only call 911 if no other adults are around to help you do it. She loves to push the buttons 911 and they are the only buttons that make noise. Theh have to push them in the right order for them to make sirens sound.
My 3 year old loves the book so much! It has opened the door on important topics and she has learned our address. The cardboard back is starting to peel up already and I wish all the #S worked not just the 9-1-1 but a great book overall
What a waste of money! I purchased this book to help teach my grandson about calling 911 for the right reasons. I could have done a better job of teaching him with a pen and paper!The description of the book does not give much detail about the book. There is a lot of information about the author but not about the book. That was a warning but I ordered the book away because of the reviews.I tried to return the book but it will cost $4.95 for return shipping cost. It is not worth losing $4.95, so I will keep the book. Lesson learned!Update: The 9 on the key pad stopped working within 1 hour of use. I am getting a refund. Do not waste your money on this book!
I am so happy to see that they have reprinted this book. I used it when I worked as a substitute teacher for Head Start and the children loved pushing the buttons and being audibly rewarded when they entered 011 correctly. After so many years the battery wore out and was amazed at the prices people were asking for an original copy. So happy to see it back again and have bought a copy for my granddaughter and my great-niece.
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