Officer Tony Says, “Be Careful”
About the Book
Finally there’s a book that parents, grandparents, and other adults can read to children to keep them safe.
Donna Fantacone teams up with illustrator Francesca Leipzig Picone to share words of wisdom from Officer Tony in this colorful book geared to helping children avoid danger.
Officer Tony helps keep children safe with critical advice—and colorful photos make learning the lessons fun and easy. Tips include:
Summer is fun, but you should never swim alone.
Always pay attention to your surroundings—even when walking on a sidewalk.
Make sure you know how to dial 911 in case of an emergency.
Always tell an adult you know if someone is bothering you.
Remember it is the law to wear a helmet while riding your bike.
Whether you’re taking a child swimming, crafting an emergency plan, or trying to help a child navigate other dangerous situations, Officer Tony delivers caring advice that youngsters need.
About the Author
Donna Fantacone, a native of Belleville, New Jersey, has lived in Clifton, New Jersey for almost thirty years. She was a corporate safety officer for more than twenty years and earned an English degree from William Paterson University. She was also a first responder, is a Rutgers Certified Master Gardener, and the daughter of a retired police officer.
Francesca Leipzig Picone, a native of Manhattan, grew up in Trenton, New Jersey. She graduated from Kutztown University with a degree in graphic design and has worked as a graphic designer for many years. She has also participated in numerous photography exhibitions and has worked as a muralist. She lives in New Jersey.