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It's Time to Call 911: What to Do in an Emergency Board book – January, 2005


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Product Details

  • 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: 0.5 x 7 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #680,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

This book is great for teaching kids emergency situations.
E. Cox
Kids are able to practice dialing 911 on the keypad and when they get it right, the siren will sound.
E. Nolan
This book was purchased as a Christmas gift for a 4 year old boy.
Nancy S. Galant

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By KSL on August 29, 2004
I think this is a fanastic book! This board book has a telephone keypad to help your child practice how to dial 911 and what to do. If the number dialed is done so inccorrectly it gives you a sound to let you know you dialed it wrong, but when dialed correctly you hear a man's voice say " 911, then a bell, then the sound of a firetruck and then the man again saying good job. This book walks your child through each step making sure the child knows to say their name and home address.

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.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By S. English on April 30, 2007
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Going by the book: 4-year-old calls 911, stays calm after mother falls ill

By Amanda Bohman

Staff Writer

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.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. Vrieze on November 13, 2006
This book teaches how to use 9-1-1. Also to know their name and address and phone numbers. If it is dialed right, the kids hear a siren and good job. If it is not, they hear a distinct sound. It also lets kids practice dialing 9-1-1 over and over. Further it teaches when to call for an emergency and when not to call.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 18, 2003
I purchased this book to start to teach my 3 year old about calling 9-1-1. The phone actually works. When you dial 911 correctly, it sounds the alarm and says good job. If you dial incorrectly, it makes a beeping noise. The book does not detail the emergencies, but teaches the basics of giving your name and some circumstances of why you may have to call 911. My daughter likes playing with the phone and practicing dialing 911. Hopefully, she will never have to use it but it is good to be prepared.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Crystal Lyons on March 8, 2007
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I got this book for my 3 yr old and already she knows to dial 911 to makes the sounds. She doesn't know the concept of why she is dialing it just yet.

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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Berkson on December 17, 2007
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This book seemed to be well-written and a good presentation for my twin 5 year olds. However, shortly after reading this book, one of my children in conjunction with another child actually called 911 unbeknownst to us until the police officer showed up at the door. Thankfully he was quite understanding, but I'm still not sure if this book covered the importance of only calling 911 when necessary. I would definitely recommend it, but might want to have an additional discussion with your child after reading the book that calling 911 is serious and not something fun to do!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Michael1003 on March 26, 2007
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Obviously a great lifesaver. It is written with easy to understand examples for children. The only suggestion I would have is for parents to remember to teach the children to PUSH the "on" button like on many cordless phones today. When they pick up the phone to dial 911 usuallly there is no dial tone immediately.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Nolan on August 23, 2007
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Love this book. Both my kids, 3 & 5 love it. Very easy to understand and interactive. Kids are able to practice dialing 911 on the keypad and when they get it right, the siren will sound. Gives them clear instructions on what to do in a few different emergency situations, ie: fire, someone fell down, someone has a gun, older person can't wake up. Definitely recommend it.
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