With Christmas fast approaching and there being no better gift than a book for a child, I’m delighted to be featuring the Be Careful – Home books by Kriss Keller today.
The Be Careful Home books and their main characters, Pompy and Titany, become everyday guardians of your children. They teach them to beware of the dangers as well warn parents to not neglect the safety of children by leaving dangerous objects within their reach.
Sharp Things will be published by Clink Street on 25th October 2016. Sharp Things is available in e-book and paperback on Amazon.
Hot Things will be published by Clink Street on 25th October 2016. Hot Things is available in e-book and paperback on Amazon.
My Review of Sharp Things and Hot Things
I enjoyed the quirky characters of Pompy and Titany as they consider the possible dangers of everyday objects about the home. They reminded me in a way of Bleep and Booster that I so enjoyed as a child.
These two books deal with hot things and sharp objects so that there is a good safety element to them. Rhyme schemes add to the message although I found a couple of these rather contrived at times. I don’t imagine children will worry though!
There is sufficient new vocabulary to ensure literacy is developed as well as safety for children and the lovely illustrations give plenty to share and talk about with young children. The retro-styled wallpaper appealed to me as an adult!
I think it’s commendable that Kriss Keller is teaching safety through reading and sharing in her Be Careful – Home series.
About Kriss Keller
Kriss Keller is the art brand founded in 2014 by Kristina Kucerova. Kucerova studied teaching and Fine Art at the Comenius University in Bratislava. She went on to study graphic communications at St. Louis Community College in the United States. She has built a career working as a child care professional with clients around the world. Her writing is inspired by her work with children, and she combined her graphics skills with a desire to prevent childhood injuries. Kucerova lives and works currently at Zurich, Switzerland.