This entertaining book covers basic issues of safety on or near water. Thus it looks at such things as why water can be dangerous, care near garden ponds and in swimming pools, swimming at the seaside, and safety near rivers and while boating. Simple, clear text by an expert writer for the very young addresses the child reader directly and poses open questions that encourage him or her to think about the issues in their own context. Thus it will help to foster a sense of responsibiity for their own safety near water. The delightful illustrations by a highly successful illustrator provide many further opportunities for discussion between adult and child readers. Checked by a consultant in safety education, notes for parents, teachers and carers suggest ways to use the book and activities that will help to consolidate the lessons learned from it. The book is completed by a list of further resources that will help extend children's learning.
Claire Llewellyn was an editor of children's non-fiction for over ten years before becoming a writer, specializing in books for younger readers. Her 'My First Book of Time' won TES Junior Information Book Award in 1992. Since then, she has written over 50 children's books on a wide range of subjects.