- Age Range: 2 and up
- Series: It's Time to
- Board book: 16 pages
- Publisher: Smart Kids (January 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1591252741
- ISBN-13: 978-1591252740
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 7 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #535,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It's Time to Call 911: What to Do in an Emergency Board book – January, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
It's done in a simple manner that just gets the point across that if something bad happens and you need help it's called an Emergency, do you know what to do" It goes through each step... 1st try and find and adult, if no one is around find the nearest phone and dial 911. A nice person will answer and will tell you what to do. Then the book gives several situations like a fire, if someone is hurt and even if someone has a gun. The last page says remember 911 isn't for fun! Only call it for an emergency. This is one those books that your glad your child has, but hopes they never have to use this knowledge.
By Amanda Bohman
Published April 29, 2007
Deidre Savarino was wandering the toy aisle, as grandmothers do, at a St. Louis store when she came across a book with a bright red cover and a telephone dial pad.
"It's Time to Call 911: What to do in an Emergency" seemed like the perfect read for Savarino's grandson, Tony, an inquisitive 3-year-old whose mother suffers from asthma. Savarino bought the book and mailed it to her grandson, who is now 4 and lives in North Pole.
The book turned out to be an auspicious buy because Tony knew just how to react when his mother collapsed on the living room floor April 10 and blacked out from what she later learned was a gall bladder attack.
"I didn't even know there was a book like that out there," Savarino said. "It was an impulse buy."
(Listen to 4-year-old Tony's call to 911)
The interactive book rewards its reader with a blast of emergency sirens and a cheery "good job" when 911 is punched into the key pad. It quickly became one of Tony's favorites, said his mother, Courtenay Sharpe.
"You know kids," Courtenay said, "once they latch onto a book, they want the same story read to them over and over again. After awhile, he pretty much knew the book by heart."
The day of Tony's 911 call was like any other day in the Sharpe household, which is located off Badger Road.
Courtenay busied herself scrubbing the bathroom, dusting the living room and looking after her son. Her husband, Tech. Sgt. Robert "Nick" Sharpe, went to his job at Eielson Air Force Base.
But one thing was different.Read more ›
If you press 911 correctly, the books makes siren sounds and says good job. However, if you press any other numbers it does not make the siren sounds so it really encourages you to press the right numbers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such an attention getter. I take this book to public education events.Published 7 days ago by Susan J. Waltz
My pre-K developmentally delayed students love this book! They know what to do in case of am emergency.Published 7 months ago by Soapster
So good for young ones, they have fun dialing and hearing the results. Very good tool.Published 11 months ago by puppybreathgirl
The seller was very good about the sale when I informed him/her of a problem with the book. Otherwise, my granddaughter is having fun with the book.Published 11 months ago by Gloria B.
The book was listed as Good condition but it was anything but. The dial buttons didn't work and there's no way to change the battery w/o breaking apart the book. Oh well.Published 11 months ago by Makeuptrendy
I enjoyed this book and it really helped my students to learn to dial 911Published 12 months ago by Marcia A. Ray
The batteries were dead when I got it. They are expensive to replace. After reading through it I realized that the children this is geared to will know nothing but cell phones. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jeanine Gawthrope