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If a stranger comes near
Other title(s):
What should I do? if a stranger comes near
Publication Information:
Ann Arbor, Mich. : Cherry Lake Pub., ©2012.
Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Strangers are everywhere -- A stranger could mean danger -- What to do when a stranger comes near -- No strangers, no dangers -- Glossary.
An introduction to personal safety that focuses on strangers and provides readers with advice on how to be safe around strangers and what to do if one comes near them.


Call Number
613.6083 Mara 2012

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Whether you're outside playing with friends or sitting quietly at home, there is always a chance that something dangerous could happen. Don't be afraid! Just pay attention to safety rules. Knowing the right things to do can keep you from getting hurt. Book jacket.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-These books are well intentioned, but the language and information are not entirely appropriate for the audience and their messages are often negative and frightening. Some titles mention death in a blunt manner, and there are scary images, such as a smashed car and a cowering child. Each volume focuses on the danger associated with the featured situation, but the eventual safety tips are useful. The advice places a lot of pressure on children, such as checking the safety of car seats and playgrounds, which is probably intended to empower readers but instead comes off as burdensome. Stranger and Fire are the strongest in the series, with the best practical tips and guidelines. The final page in each book usually has a more calming message, such as in Playground, where readers are reminded that "Bumps and scratches are a normal part of being a kid!" It's unfortunate that these messages weren't at the beginning of the books. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Strangers Are Everywherep. 4
A Stranger Could Mean Dangerp. 8
What to Do When a Stranger Comes Nearp. 12
No Strangers, No Dangersp. 18
Glossaryp. 22
For More Informationp. 23
Indexp. 24
About the Authorp. 24