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 their new favourite place and the advice of their pharmacist sees them learning all about how to be safe around medicines.
We expect that children around 5 to 7 years old might enjoy this story.
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.
Buying KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
For you and yours, for your organisation or to present to others
£2.50 UK / £10.00 Rest of the world
- A bookmark
£5.00 UK / £10.00 Rest of the world
- Talk presentation
£10.00 UK / £20.00 Rest of the world
- Display stand
£15.00 UK / £30.00 Rest of the world
- Display stand
- Talk presentation
More about KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Some useful information
About the author
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.
Paper & print details
One or more (1+)
Single and multiple purchases up to any number at £7.99 each with £2.50 postage per book to the UK. Each book ordered comes with a KOOROC bookmark. Helping your little one/s understand medicines and be safer around them. Good stuff.
School pack (3)
Three books and a sheet of 35 KOOROC stickers reminding class about medicines safety. A little more economical per book and a fixed £5.00 postage per pack UK. Includes a KOOROC presentation for Key Stage 1. Let’s get those little minds up to speed and keep them a bit safer. Worthwhile work.
Promote pack (25)
Pack of 25 at a wholesale price with £10.00 postage per pack UK. Each pack comes with 35 KOOROC bookmarks and a display stand. If you would like get children and adults reading, learning about medicines safety, understanding more about pharmacists and offering a new product this pack might be for you. Set to.
Present pack (50)
Pack of 50 at a wholesale price with £15.00 postage per pack UK. Each pack comes with 70 KOOROC bookmarks, 70 KOOROC stickers (2 sheets of 35) and a display stand. Again, if you would like get children and adults reading, learning about medicines safety, understanding more about pharmacists and offering a new product this pack will help. If you want to take the story further by presenting to people you’ll also receive a KOOROC presentation for Key Stage 1. Go forth.