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"Think, Think, Think! Tuck it away."

Kids with Capes

Mary Frances Marlin Author, Kids books Safe and Secure, Kids Safety Tips

Young children can learn how to be safe and secure and how to prevent injuries with the help of their caregivers. This book offers life-saving information for adults paired with lessons for children from Gronwee, a very smart safety frog. Injuries are not accidents because we know where, when, why, and how they happen. They are preventable. Kids Safe and Secure helps both children and adults learn these important concepts about everything from 9-1-1 awareness to traffic and stranger safety.


“Mary Marlin has written a marvelous, magical book about childhood safety that every parent and grandparent should read. Using a wonderful central character, Gronwee, Mary uses repetition and beautiful illustrations to review critical safety information for families that could save your child's life. It's a book to read over and over again to remind young children to stay safe and healthy." —Gary Goodman, MD Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.


Author: Mary Frances Marlin, MSN, RN, PHN


Who Should Buy the Book and Why?

Who Should Buy the Book and Why?

Attention Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers: Read This Book to Your Children and Prevent Their Unnecessary Injuries or Death.

Meet Gronwee,

A Smart Safety Frog!

Illustrated Eyes


5.0 out of 5 stars Think, Think, Think! Tuck it away

Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2021


If you were to THINK, THINK, THINK! and wanted to come up with learning lessons for the children (and others) in your life, you would come up with the same list the author did. You will want to reinforce these basic safety practices and reinforce the learnings they need to "tuck away".
Mary has done that for you and added graphics that will make all age groups smile.
At the bottom of each page/lesson, there is a 2-line rhyme that becomes a jingle in your head to help the memory recall.


The book is easy to read, the illustrations whimsical and made me smile. The graphics are culturally diverse so any reader/ family will be able to self-identify.
I am pleased to have bought the book and recommend it to you!
It is an easy way to spread safety practices that will last the child's life and make you smile each time you read it.


Betty N - Amazon Customer


5.0 out of 5 stars Child safety is paramount.

Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2021


This children’s book is long overdue. Attention to safety is on the mind of every parent. Ms. Marlin has hit the nail on the head with clearly written advice on often encountered safety issues. Certainly, a “must-have” book to initiate important discussions on safety and appropriate actions.


Amazon Customer


5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful teaching tool for young children

Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2021


Kids Safe and Secure by Mary Marlin is beautifully written and delightfully illustrated. It is a valuable tool to teach children everything from how to safely crossing the street to how to greet strangers at the door. Buy it, you won’t be sorry!

Marie S. wrote:

"Sydney loves this book! She likes when we read the simple words she recognizes. It's a great book to help keep our kids from danger."

Can you add this statement to the endorsements? Thank you so much.

    I don’t have to worry because I will hear my child call for help, cough or sputter, or call for mommy or daddy if they are in trouble in the pool. FALSE! Drowning is silent! We will not know a child is drowning unless we see them go under the water. That is why there always needs to be a water watcher when children are around a pool. Buy this book and read it to your children and learn how drowning can be prevented. Be a LIFE SAVER!
    Children drown in the ocean or lakes more than anywhere else! FALSE! Most children drownings occur in pools or spas. A child can drown in the toilet. Children have large heads and if they lean into a toilet, they can be pulled in by gravity and cannot stand up again. They can drown in a bathtub, a bucket of water, a dog’s water dish, or any amount of water that covers their nose and mouth. Buy this book and read it to your children and learn how drowning can be prevented. Be a LIFE SAVER!
    My child is safer in a motor vehicle crash if they are securely restrained in an approved, properly installed car seat. TRUE! Buckling up SAVES LIVES. Buy this book and read it to be a life saver! Thank you!



Kids Safe and Secure

~ By  Mary Frances Marlin ~

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