SOURCE: Penton Overseas

May 04, 2007 12:21 ET

Amazing 911 Story Reported Nationwide!

Four-Year-Old Saves Mother After Reading "It's Time to Call 911" Book; As Seen on "Good Morning America," CNN and Elsewhere, Toddler Saves His Unconscious Mother's Life by Knowing How to Dial 911

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2007 -- "It's Time to Call 911: What to Do in an Emergency" (Penton Overseas Inc.; $7.95), the emergency reference book designed and written especially for children, made headlines nationwide after this week's report on "Good Morning America." "It's Time to Call 911" was a gift to four-year-old Tony Sharpe from his grandmother. Because it was his favorite book and he read it frequently with his parents, he knew how to dial 911 and convey the necessary information to get help after his mother, Courtney Sharpe, blacked out during a recent gall bladder attack.

Deidre Savarino, Tony Sharpe's prudent grandmother, gave "It's Time to Call 911" to him because Courtney had experienced life-threatening asthma attacks in the past. His father is in the military and often away. Deidre recently wrote to Penton Overseas, saying, "On April 10th of this year, shortly after Tony's fourth birthday, my daughter collapsed with a gall bladder attack while her husband was at work. They are now stationed in North Pole, Alaska. Tony found his mom unconscious on the floor and called 911. The paramedics stated that it was a good thing he had called as she was going into shock when they arrived, and her husband wasn't due home for several hours."

She added her heartfelt endorsement, "I just wanted to thank you for publishing 'It's Time to Call 911,' as this was a great tool that helped my grandson save his mom. Of course, I'm pretty proud of him as well! I hope more people purchase this book."

Through the use of insightful, kid-friendly text and engaging four-color illustrations, "It's Time to Call 911," is a step-by-step guide to various emergency situations and how to react to them. Even though children may never need it, they can learn how to dial 911 and how to get help. That said, because of "It's Time to Call 911," the Sharpe family is safe and Tony is now enjoying a new puppy.

Penton Overseas ( is an award-winning publisher and distributor of children's educational books, audio books and foreign language learning materials. Another extraordinary brand in their product line is "Your Baby Can Read" developed by Dr. Robert Titzer, a prominent professor and infant researcher. An early language development system for children ages 3 months to five years, it has achieved proven results worldwide and successfully taught thousands of infants to read.

For more information on "It's Time to Call 911," "Your Baby Can Read" or other products, call 1.877.881.7323 or visit

About Penton Overseas, Inc. (

Penton Overseas, Inc. has been publishing educational material for over 20 years and has received multiple Parent's Choice awards in various publishing categories. In addition to "It's Time to Call 911," the company is very excited to launch their newly expanded version of the "Your Baby Can Read!" early reading system. The program is fun for the child and parents alike and is a great way to help the child grasp word recognition -- leading to early reading success!

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