This is Why We Say
The only book of children’s safety poems written by an actual firefighter!
Fire Captain Dave Merino’s whimsical haikus and colorful illustrations transform fear into fun, helping children learn about the world’s dangers with smiles on their faces. Detailed but easy-to-read explanations follow the haikus, teaching kids everything they need to know to stay safe from hazards like electricity, water, slippery surfaces, and sharp objects. At the heart of it all is Captain Dave’s simple message: Why do we say these things? Because YOU are IMPORTANT and we love you!