Kitchen safety education.
Harey, the hare-brained rabbit, decides to bake some hot cross buns with the help of his friends, Scampi the cat, Chips the dog and Pillow the parrot. He leaves the saucepan handle hanging over the front of the cooker and Pillow gets splashed with hot butter, gets an electrical shock when he plugs in the mixer with wet hands, Chips burns his hands on the front of the glass oven when he slips over butter left on the floor, Harey cuts his fingers because he is not holding the knife correctly and Scampi gets burnt with hot tea left on the side of the table, but all ends well when they finally have tea with Harey's buns, having learnt all about kitchen dangers.
Compost and waste education and the dangers of litter and bad hygiene.
Harey, the hare-brained rabbit, is always rushing around and hurting himself, especially when dangerous objects are left as litter. He and his friends learn to tidy up and use waste in a sensible manner for compost, recycling and other uses.
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Harey, the hare-brained rabbit, sets about making a cake with the help of his friends but fails to obey the most basic food hygiene rules with disasterous results.
Oral hygiene and dangers of tooth decay.
Harey the hare-brained rabbit refuses to wash his teeth, eats too many sweets and drinks too many sweet drinks. When he starts to get tooth-ache Scampi the cat explains he should wash his teeth more often and not eat too many sweet things. He learns to wash his teeth more often, but runs around with a tooth brush in his mouth, not looking where he is going as usual, and falls over and hurts his mouth.
Kids story book about Carbon Monoxide dangers
Harey, the hare-brained rabbit, and his friends go on holiday to the countryside in a caravan. Harey trips off the step from the caravan, and falls while climbing over rocks. They then have a picnic and eat some suspect mushrooms. Finally, Harey is in too much of a hurry and does not connect the propane bottle correctly to the gas cooker and during the night they are overcome with gas fumes.
River and boating safety education.
Harey, the hare-brained rabbit, and his friends go on holiday and hire a boat along the river. He refuses to wear a safety jacket and falls into the water whilst showing off and jumping from a moving boat. Finally, he is badly hurt when they go too fast and reverse dangerously knocking him into the water again, they collide with another boat and cause a fire.
Fire safety education.
After some dangerous incidents in the house during a cold stormy winter Harey and his friends go to bed at night leaving the television switched on and clothing to dry over the electric fire. Fortunately they are woken up by the smoke alarm which saves their lives when the house burns down.
Burns and scalds
After running around and having accidents Harey, the hare-brained rabbit, burns himself when he bumps into a table and knocks over a hot cup of tea.
Road safety education.
Harey and his friends go out for the day in the car for a pic-nic. Harey goes into the road around the car to open the door without looking and nearly causes an accident with passing cars. Because their safety seats are not properly fitted they are sent flying when the car narrowly avoids an accident. Chips is left in the car while they go to buy ice-creams and is overcome by the heat.
Water safety education.
After reading a book about the adventures of a great whale Harey goes searching for a big fish in the garden pond.
He and his friends build a flimsy bridge over the pond, causing Harey to fall in and nearly drown.
Avoiding falls and trips.
After abandoning the stairs indoors as his skateboard run Harey the hare-brained rabbit builds his own outside run in the garden using a stepladder near the greenhouse.
A story about dangerous dogs.
Harey, the hare-brained rabbit, and his friends learn how to approach a dog and not bend down too near the animal's face and not to give him chocolate, which can be poisonous for dogs. Harey then runs away from a dog screaming with excitement which encourages trouble and finally learns the hard way not to try and take a bone away from a dog, with painful results.
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Poisonous plant education.
Harey, the hare-brained rabbit, and his friends prepare a party in the garden, which inevitably involves having several accidents. After enjoying a pic-nic of cheese sandwiches, fruit and ice-cream Harey gets greedy for more, discovers some brightly coloured mushrooms that look good to eat and picks some berries from different trees and shrubs around the garden that turn out to be poisonous!
The firework party goes off with a bang when Harey climbs up the bonfire to put a "guy" on top,points a rocket into the crowd, rushes around with sparklers and burns Chip, the dog, and holds a firework in his hands which explodes in his face.
Railway and electricity safety education.
Harey, the hare-brained rabbit, and his friends visit the railway station. He stands too close to the edge, beyond the yellow line, and gets pulled back just in time. They then wander off the platform and go to play near the railway line. Harey is pulled away from touching the third, live rail, when he attempts to walk across the rails. He is stopped from climbing on the overhead wire gangway, taught how to cross safely at the level crossing, and stopped from throwing something onto the railway line.
Harey, the hare-brained rabbit, dreams of entering the Swimming Olympics.
"I'm going to be the greatest swimmer in the whole world," he brags.
Against advice Harey dives into the garden pool when the water is very cold and suffers a cold water shock. He is pulled out and saved after getting into difficulties breathing in the very cold water. His friends then take him to the local indoor pool where it is warmer and safer. He then races around and slips on a wet patch next to the pool and hurts himself. Then Chips trips over and falls into the water because Harey had left his shoes and clothing near the pool. Finally, Harey shows off doing his backstroke swimming, bangs his head at the end of the pool and has to be saved by Scampi and Chips.
After playing with their roller skates Harey and his friends go to their local school and join in a game of football. Harey elbows Chips in the face and heads the ball during a corner kick. He then does a dangerous two foot tackle. He is affected by the blow to his head and is taken to hospital for some time.