Thursday, September 3, 2009

Book Review: Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog by Dayna Hilton

Good morning book fans, Zebee here. Today we have a book all about fire safety.

Yesterday, my boss Joy’s friend Dayna Hilton and her dog Sparkles came for a visit. Dayna is a fire safety instructor and along with her dog Sparkles she teaches children what to do in case of a fire. She’s also written a book about it. Here’s what my boss Joy has to say about the book:

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"Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog" by Dayna Hilton teaches children all about fire safety. Dayna is a firefighter and currently serves as a Public Fire and Life Safety educator in Clarksville, Arkansas.
With the help of her father and son who are also firefighters, she developed a complete package of fire safety information that's sure to delight children as it teaches.

Her book walks you trough a day in the life of Sparkles as she helps Dayna teach children fire safety. The photographs in the book show Dayna, her son Michael and Sparkles get ready for the day and how they help children learn what to do in case of a fire.

For little ones who can’t read yet, Dayna has an audio CD available where the story is read with and without page turning prompts. Included on the CD is a song about Sparkles.

If you go to
Sparkles website, you will find activity sheets, games and much more. Sparkles even has a fan club your children can join.
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Dayna and our boss Joy read the book to all of us here at the V Zoo. When they were finished it was Sparkles’ turn to teach us how to “stay low and go.” You should have seem us! Star and the other giraffes couldn’t…

Star: I heard what you said Zebee. What we want to know is if you plan on telling all the children in Bloggerville how funny you looked trying to crawl low. All I can say is that I’m glad I wasn’t behind you for that part of the program!

Z: Okay Star you made your point. I’m sorry that I was going to make fun of how you looked while you tried to crawl low. I guess there were quite a few of us that looked silly since we just can’t bend that way. The big cats, bears and chimps didn’t have any trouble, just us hoof stock.

Star: I guess if the V Zoo ever had a fire, we’d just get down as low as we can and crawl out as fast as we can.

Z: I know that’s what I’d do. Now, back to Dayna and her mission. She told us that to help get her message out, she’s been on the "PBS KIDS Sprouts" as well as "Fox and Friends." I think that’s cool. I know your visit here with us taught us a lot about fire safety.

Okay, so where can you buy her book?

Gee, I’d like to be on TV some day. Maybe if I . . .

posted by Zebee aka Joy Delgado
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Adam said...

Nice blog! I like the layout. This is a great article, who knew that kids could learn about fire safety themselves. This is nice, hope stuff like this keeps happening.

Joy said...

Thanks Adam. I hope you go over and check out Dayna's website too. She's done a lot to educate children about fire safety.