Murphy's Safety Songs

Summary:

Murphy (a dog) is the Emcee for this collection of unique songs about caring for and remembering your manners around dogs.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The tunes have varied beats (all rhyming) and are likely to get the safety message across better than Mom and Dad's droning reminders. The care cards in the back are a nice complement.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

At first our preschooler didn't like the first song, but loved the rest of the CD. Now s/he can't get enough of the music … and is singing about "strange dogs" wherever we go.

Parent Reaction

A great book for young kids who love dogs…and their parents who live in fear of their child getting bit! Our preschooler will approach every animal s/he sees … now she'll sing one of the songs when she sees a dog. They say everything you need to say to young animal lovers about safety and pet owners about care. It'll be great wisdom when s/he's ready to own her own pet!

Type of Book:
This is a songbook that offers advice for pet owners and pet lovers alike.
Educational Themes:

Although the theme is dogs, you can "generalize" a number of the themes to talk about animal or pet safety in general (e.g., feeding wild animals, approaching unknown/stray pets, etc.)

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 8
Age of child:
started reading at 3½ years old
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! If you have a dog (and young pet owners) or if you have a young dog lover or pet owner wanna be!

Title Murphy's Safety Songs
Author Tim Young
Publisher Murphy's Bone Publishing © 2004
Illustrators Tom Price
ISBN 0974822604
Material Hard Cover
Cost $19.95
Genres Poetry, Music, Life Lessons
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