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Officer Buckle and Gloria

By Peggy Rathmann

Synopsis

Officer Buckle gets carried away creating too many safety rules and the children stop listening to him.

Age range/Genre

KS1/KS2 Fiction

Thinking questions

What would you do if a rule about safety didn’t make sense to you?

The Misadventures of Frederick

By Ben Manley 

Synopsis

The story of an over-protective mother and making decisions about living your life whilst thinking about safety. 

Age range/Genre

KS1/2 Fiction 

Thinking questions

Frederick loves nature but he stays inside because he might have an accident outdoors. Is it ever ok to take risks? 

Rosie’s Walk 

By Pat Hutchins 

Synopsis

Classic tale of Rosie’s walk around the farmhouse pursued by a fox who encounters one disaster after another. 

Age range/Genre

KS1 Fiction 

Thinking questions

Think about how Rosie might have felt if she knew the fox was following her.

The fox was so busy following Rosie he didn’t notice lots of dangers - can you remember what they were?

Gordon's Great Escape

By Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

Synopsis

Follow Gordon the balloon on his adventures trying to avoid the dangers which come with being a balloon.

Age range/Genre

KS1 Picturebook fiction

Thinking questions

Which of the dangers that Gordon faced would be dangerous to you?

Which wouldn’t?

Can you think of anything that might be safe for an adult to do but not you?

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