by Michael Riano King, Jr.
This charming collection of poems is designed for reading aloud to a toddler or young child, perhaps at bedtime as a fun way to end the day. The ideas expressed are geared to a child’s level of understanding and teach safe behaviors such as street safety, respect for electricity, wariness with strangers, and other basic learning principles. Counting games and parts of the body are also taught, and some of the poems are just for fun. They are all presented in a joyful and expressive manner, however, so this book is sure to become a bedtime, or anytime, favorite.
We live in a dangerous world and we have all seen the depressing statistics on childhood accidents and hazards. We must teach our children basic safety rules from their earliest days. Childhood safety is of prime importance, and this is a fun place to start.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael Riano King, Jr., has three children of his own, so he is well aware of the need to emphasize safety while bringing up children. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he presently makes his home in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he has his own business. He is heavily into surfing and skating but has literary interests, too, and is a member of the International Society of Poets. He is also active in the Knights of Columbus. He is engaged to the lovely Jennifer and is enjoying life to the fullest. He is “riding the wave.”
(2007, saddlewire, 24 pages)