My Body Is Private Walvoord and Pate 1984 Submitter: This one is the definition of awful to me. The gross yellow/brown illustrations are enough to designate it as awful, but the content is just as bad. Of course, it’s always the
It’s Okay to Say “Don’t” A Book About Protecting Yourself Beogehold 1985 The 1980s seem to be full of the “stranger danger” books. My personal opinion is that the McMartin Preschool trial brought this subject to near hysteria levels by
The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Story to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Kleven and Bergsma 1997 Submitter: When I was perusing our juvenile section for a book for storytime, I stumbled upon this; another children’s book about “bad touching.” I
A Safety Guide for Children
Quiri and Powell
This is another one of those books that gives me the creeps. I keep wondering if this is the best method for talking to kids about personal safety. This particular book is a bit different since it doesn’t pretend to be a story. Situations are presented for discussion. My first instinct is to weed it because of its age but I rather prefer the format of discussions rather than a story. Take a look at these illustrations and you be the judge. Heck even the back cover scared me.
Uncle Willy’s Tickles: A Child’s Right to Say No Aboff 2003 Submitter: Creepy! Holly: …Aaaaand we’re back to this subject. What a horrible title! There’s a fine line between making a serious subject “approachable” to kids through a title they