The Deadly Sweet Cupboard
By Hedley Griffin
Published by DangerSpot Books Ltd
Category 3-7 years 30 illustrations
One wet, windy, winterâ€™s morning Harey decides to have a party because it is his birthday. Having been given some pot-pourri as a present he tries to drink the essential oil but Scampi saves him just in time, knocks over a candle and causes a fire, goes to use some plastic washing pouches for eating as jellies and swallows some "sweets" he finds in the medicine cabinet in the bathroom.
Having spent 30 years as an animation director working for BBC and Channel 4 Schools Television, Hedley now concentrates on his own children's books on child safety. Some of the BBC programmes he worked on included â€œOn The Roadâ€, â€œThe Worm That Turnedâ€, â€œVision Onâ€, â€œYou and Meâ€, and â€œMaths Mansionâ€, â€œRat-a-Tat-Tatâ€, â€œWord Machineâ€ for Channel 4.
: "Overall, it's a great way of dealing with safety and teaching children in a memorable way." Scholar Magazine Summer Reviews. "A great idea because as well as being a cracking read for the 3-7 age group, they also incorporate a message about safety in the home, or out and about." The Sunday Post. " Just the kind of holiday reading to entertain - and, most important, to teach the youngsters in your care a lasting lesson." Education Journal. Â£5.99 Paperback