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Stop drop and roll
Cuyler, Margery.
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Publication Information:
Pine Plains, NY : Live Oak Media, [2004]

Physical Description:
1 audiocassette (13 min., 59 sec.; 13 min., 45 sec.) : analog + 1 book (1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm)
Jessica, who worries about everything from her spelling homework to remembering to fill her dog's water dish, learns that fire safety begins with extinguishing her fears.
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Accompanying book published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001 ; illustrated by Arthur Howard.
Side 1: Narration with page turn signals -- Side 2: Narration with no page turn signals.
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Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.2 0.5 60638.
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Sound Cassette

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Jessica has always been a worrier, and learning about fire safety is making her more nervous than ever. But our favorite worrywart is about to discover that knowing what to do in an emergency is the best (and only) way to extinguish her fire-safety fears!

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Booklist Review

Ages 5-8. Worrywart Jessica, from the popular 100th Day Worries (2000), is back in a second book that may signal a series about Jessica and real-child anxieties. Mr. Martin's class is celebrating Fire Prevention Week, giving Jessica plenty to fret about. She worries about sprinkler systems and smoke alarms, about buying fresh batteries and checking the chimney. But mostly, she worries about demonstrating "stop, drop, and roll" at the school assembly. In the end, she conquers her fears and performs just fine, at the same time humorously driving home basic fire-safety tips for children to follow. Howard's quavering caricatures--the freckle-faced anxious heroine, her concerned and comforting family members, and her faithful dachshund sidekick--are a hoot, adding to the general hilarity. Buy plenty of copies; this is sure to be in demand for fire-safety programs. What will Jessica worry about next? --Annie Ayres

Publisher's Weekly Review

Echoing Fireman Small's advice, Stop Drop and Roll by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Arthur Howard, features a teacher discussing fire safety rules, and student Jessica, who gets nervous. Is her family ready in case of an emergency? Jessica's worries spark action at home, and she muddles the mantra until her brother's birthday candles set off a false alarm; 10 safety tips are listed on the back. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Jessica, the worrywart from 100th Day Worries (S & S, 2000), is back. This time she is worried about her class's upcoming presentation to the whole school. Throughout Fire Safety Week, the children review such safety rules as never play with matches; have the chimney checked each year before use in the winter; install smoke alarms; and, of course, stop, drop, and roll should clothes catch on fire. Jessica has been selected to demonstrate the technique at the assembly. However, owing to her bad case of nerves, she can't seem to get the words quite right. All's well that ends well, though, and the girl comes through just fine. This book is not as entertaining as the previous title. More instructional than recreational, it will best be used in units on fire safety. The large, cartoon illustrations, done in watercolor and ink, lighten the tone and feature a child with wide, round eyes worrying her way through her life and agonizing over her performance.-Roxanne Burg, Thousand Oaks Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.