Helping children understand medicines and be safer around them

Written by Gavin Birchall & Illustrated by Isobelle Cocks

Follow along with Felix, Lyra and Bounce the dog as they learn to tell the difference between sweets and medicines.

During a daring attempt to get their hands on some sweets the trio come unstuck, narrowly avoiding disaster.

A trip to there new favourite place and the advice of their pharmacist sees them learning all about how to be safe around medicines.

Children under 5 have the highest risk of accidental poisoning*

Let's protect our little ones by helping them understand medicines and be safer around them

In 2013-2014 almost 150,000 people in the UK were admitted to hospital with poisoning and most cases happen at home. Medicines can seem miraculous and they are very useful when used as intended. Helping your little ones understand how to use them safely is a great lesson to teach.

We’ve created this book to help you do just that and share some very important ideas in a way that we hope you will all find enjoyable. 

Comedy, medicines and a bit with a dog. A great combination!

At the same time your children can learn about how their pharmacist can help them live healthy lives. Pharmacists are the professional medicines experts and amazingly you can speak to one without an appointment, often very close to your home.

*https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/poisoning/

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Buying KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

For you and yours, for your organisation or to present to others

Delivery

£2.50 UK

Included

  • A bookmark

Delivery

£5.00 UK

Included

  • Stickers
  • Talk presentation

Delivery

£10.00 UK

Included

  • Bookmarks
  • Book Stand

Delivery

£15.00 UK

Included

  • Bookmarks
  • Stickers
  • Book stand
  • Talk presentation

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About the author

Gavin Birchall | BPharm (Hons), FRPharmS, PGCert Management, MA Graphic Design.

Gavin Birchall is a pharmacist, designer and writer who has worked in pharmacy for 20 years, in community pharmacy, in hospital pharmacy, teaching in University and so on. He is interested in helping people understand how pharmacists can help them live healthy lives so he writes and talks about pharmacy a fair amount. He has been made a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and helps research what people think of pharmacists. He now works with pharmacy people to create great pharmacies that provide the healthcare that patients need where they live.

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One or more

Single and multiple purchases up to any number at £7.99 each with £2.50 postage per book UK. Expect older people buying for children they care about; parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts, godparents, guardians, older siblings, friends.

School pack

Needs copy

Awareness pack

Pack of 25 at a wholesale price with £10.00 postage per pack UK. Expect orders per pharmacy / other retailer as a product for sale and to raise awareness amongst the child and reader populations.

Presentation pack

Pack of 50 at a wholesale price with £15.00 postage per pack UK. Expect orders per pharmacy / other retailer as a product for sale and to raise awareness amongst the child and reader populations. Intended to support delivering talks to groups in schools etc further raising awareness of safety around medicines and pharmacists.