Children’s Literature – Karen Saxe
When I first got this book to review, I could hardly believe my eyes. It truly is a compilation of little songs about safety to be sung as rap songs! The idea, of course, is to provide children with crucial safety information in terms of risks to themselves in order for them to make informed choices. There are rhymes about everything from bike helmets to guns, from furniture safety to riding with strangers. It could effectively be used by teachers.”
“Playing It Safe With Mr. See-More Safety ~Let’s Rap and Rhyme,” was reviewed by the Health Curriculum of Baltimore County Schools. It was determined that the readability level was between 2nd and 5th grade depending on the particular school. It has a broad appeal because of its tempo and format. Kids are drawn to the character because of his status with the children and his genuine, caring nature. Children seem to be willing to learn what the concepts are and how they can apply them to their own lives. The book comes highly recommended and should be in every elementary classroom. — Mr. Larry Herrold, Baltimore SchoolsRaves: My second grade students found the book delightful and it encouraged important discussions about how to be safe. — Reviewer: Shonda H.
Country: USA Age: 31 to 40
Favorite Authors: Dean Koontz, John GrishamRaves: This book was great!! My boys will read it often. We look forward to many more books by you. — Sheri W.
Age: 22 to 30
Sex: FemaleRemarks: Awesome book and I would recommend it to anyone with small kids. Thanks so much for a great book! — Reviewer: RHONDA B.
City: HOPE MILLS
Age: 31 to 40
Sex: FemaleReview: The Nursery Rhymes were wonderful. My 6 year old loved it so much that she took it to school. — Allison C.
City: Lehigh Acres
Age: 22 to 30
Sex: FemaleThe book “PLaying It Safe With Mr. See-More Safety ~ Let’s Rap and Rhyme,” has had a definite influence on my little boy. I overheard him helping his little sister when he saw her running with a stick. He said “Don’t you remember that Mr. See-More Safety said that was dangerous?” Another mother said that her daughter is always pointing out situations that are dangerous because “Mr. See-More Safety told me.” It certainly makes it easier on me because I know she understands and will use her newfound knowledge. — Parents Who Bought the Book
The book “Playing It Safe With Mr. See-More Safety” is an added addition to our library system. After searching the shelves to see if there is a true need for this book, no other book discussed so many safety concepts pertinent to young children. The books found were for the very young and were extremely limited in the content and presentation. This book has a definite market value and needs to be on every library shelf. Our children deserve it! — Baltimore County Library Association
As a parent, it’s our job to teach our children about safety, and to establish good habits and life skills. Playing It Safe With Mr. See-More Safety: Let’s Rap and Rhyme by Janis Rafael is an excellent children’s book that will provide your children with a fun way to learn about safety and to create good habits for things that they will encounter daily. As we teach our children with anecdotes, lessons and best practices, they will be able to use these skills even when you’re not around. Janis has created a book that provides rhymes and messages on how not to eat while lying down, not to approach animals because they may bite, how to avoid impulse actions like running into the street for a ball and much more. As your children begin to learn the rhymes, they will begin to recall the information. This educational book is a part of a series which you must have on your book shelf and use daily. We all want to be sure that when our children are out of our sight that they’ll be safe.
I loved this book, not only because of the various types of actions that our children will encounter – from fighting over things, crossing the street without looking both ways and crossing safely, to eating food too fast or without thoroughly chewing, but the interactive aspects of the book will keep children engaged in the learning process. When children are engaged, they not only learn, but their cognitive abilities and memory recall become second nature and improve. An added touch was the glossary. The glossary is chock full of words and meanings for terms like accident, defensive, misunderstanding and safeguard that will be an asset to your children. Yes, this book is the real deal and a must-have for children of all ages. Also keep a lookout for the other books in the series.
From the Publisher
This book is a must for any parent who wants to instill good safety habits that will last a lifetime. The earlier children learn how to identify serious risks in their environment, the safer they will be because they will know what to look for. The cost of this book is less than a T-shirt. It may be the most important investment you will ever make! Keep an eye out for Mr. See-More Safety’s next book on Stranger Danger.