A Visit To Grandma's: How To Be A Safe Passenger
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Story of a car ride seen thru the eyes of a child highlighting the everyday dangers of travel by car. Plant the seeds of safety early!

When my oldest daughter was in the fifth grade, we wrote a book entitled " A Visit To Grandma's ". The story is ...
Story of a car ride seen thru the eyes of a child highlighting the everyday dangers of travel by car. Plant the seeds of safety early! When my oldest daughter was in the fifth grade, we wrote a book entitled " A Visit To Grandma's ". The story is about a car ride to Grandma's house as seen through the eyes of a child in the back seat. The adventure starts as Mommy buckles the child's seat belt, buckles the baby into her car seat and kisses her on the cheek. As the story moves on, the child explains the many dangerous situations encountered on a short trip to Grandma's house: A neighbor boy runs into the street without looking to chase a ball his father has thrown, A traffic signal turns yellow and the car in the next lane speeds up and runs the red light, A fire truck comes down the street with lights flashing and siren blaring. There are many different scenarios all explained in a simple, easy to understand way. The child makes observations as to the danger ( i.e " Mommy says...") and explains what not to do and why. This story is written for the kindergarten through grade 6 level. The book has 20 pages, will be soft bound and use a four color format. On the advise of my father-in-law, we are adding a 5 to 7 question review page at the end of the book. My father-in-law is a retired and well respected college professor of communication and knows many administrators, principles, and teachers throughout the United States and many countries as well. He has been very supportive and his insight has been invaluable. The purpose of this project is to "Plant The Seeds Of Safety" at a very young age. The public roadways have become increasingly dangerous with the advent of cell phones and the use of texting. We actually added a page regarding this issue as when the book was originally written, there were few cell phones and texting had not yet been developed. I truly believe that if a child is made aware of how dangerous car travel can be, they will be safer, more conscientious drivers when they become licensed drivers. It is all about educating at an early age when they are more apt to imitate and admonish their parents. We have received excellent feedback from teachers, parents, and friends regarding this book. We are passionate about this project and it is the educational community that prodded us to bring this book to the public. We believe that it is very important to bring this story to the masses and educate our future drivers about the responsibilities involved in operating a motor vehicle. Nearly everyone has been touched in some way by the tragedy of a young person being severely injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident. Our goal is to educate early and make the roads safer for everyone. The challenge is to educate at an early age to prevent young drivers from becoming accident victims and statistics. I am qualified to take part in this preventative project based on my own professional driving experience. I have seen everything you can imagine from up in the cab of my semi-truck. I have little respect for drivers that do not pay attention while driving and disregard the laws of the road. I have traveled over one million miles with no tickets or accidents in my professional driving career. I feel it is my responsibility to educate young people about the dangers involved in every day driving.
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