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Penelope Anne Cole enjoys writing children’s stories to be read aloud. “Reading to children is the best way to help them love literature.” Ms. Cole has taught and tutored at every grade level, K to 12, and community college. She also reviews children's books. When not writing or reviewing children’s books, Ms. Cole enjoys dog walking, reading, gardening, church, and choir activities. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a member of the California Writers Club:  Fremont Area Writers, SF Peninsula Writers, and South Bay Writers, and is a Reading Therapist with Read America. Ms. Cole reviews books at


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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

ABC's of Health and Safety by Melissa Abramovitz, art by Alexander Morris

ABC’s of Health and Safety, by Melissa Abramovitz, puts our friendly ABC’s to a whole new purpose.  This book helps teachers and parents teach important heath and safety lessons in a format familiar to elementary kids.  Adults can read the rhymes aloud, kids can enjoy the cute pictures, while important information is presented and discussed.  The artwork by Alexander Morris provides fun cartoons to illustrate the rhyming health and safety tips. 

As we read along and turn the pages, we anticipate what each letter will represent.  Kids will be wondering and guessing, too.  It’s a good way to involve everyone in important health, hygiene, and safety guidance.   Because some of the words may be unfamiliar to the younger audience, it will also help expand their vocabulary.  I especially enjoyed “quiet quiescence.”

Thanks to Melissa Abramovitz and Alexander Morris for a new take on health and safety concerns using our old friends, the ABC’s.


Available from Guardian Angel Publishing:  http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com.


  1. All best wishes with the new book, and thanks, Penelope, for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Nancy. Reading children's books is fun. Always a pleasure to hear from you and to get out the good word.

  2. Great review Penelope. Congrats, to Melissa, and Alexander. I wish them great success. I too will be reviewing this book next week.

    1. Thanks, Susan, I appreciate your comments -- you are a great supporter! Blessings

  3. Nothing beats fun reading that includes nuggets of great information and kid friendly illos. Seems Melissa and Alexander's book has all three.

    Congratulations mates - you have a WINNER!!

    *Books for Kids – Manuscript Critiques

    1. Hi Margot, thanks for your visit and comments, always welcomed. Blessings!

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