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Not Everyone Is Nice: Helping Children Learn Caution with Strangers

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Kathy is waiting for her mother outside of school when a strange car approaches. The smiling man inside offers to drive Kathy home, suggesting that her mother may be hurt or sick. Just before Kathy is ready to climb in, her mother arrives and the man speeds off. Kathy is confused and hurt that the nice man would leave so quickly.

Later that night, Kathy's parents use exampl
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Paperback, 48 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by New Horizon Press
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Tabitha Hardin
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I definitely enjoyed the message behind this book, and how well the writer handled such a deep topic. Stranger danger is a very difficult subject, especially for young children. I've found in my time watching children, that most younger children are very friendly and respond with trust to all adults, whether they are trustworthy adults or not. If I had to include anything more in this book it would be to just reiterate the importance of not trusting strangers unless a trustworthy adult like a pa ...more
Tami Speakman
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is very important for children to read, children need to know stranger danger. This is a hard and scary topic for parents to handle so it is nice to have a book to help. The example of the sea creatures being dangerous was very smart but saying the creature would "eat" the fish might seem too scary for some children, they might think the bad man might "eat" them. Other than this I would recommend this book to parents of Kindergartner.
Suzie
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is about stranger danger and introduces tactics that someone with bad intentions might employ. It started some good conversations with our boys.
Nicolas
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
I don't think this works. Having the parents in the book read a story about stranger danger is both confusing and meta.
Steven Lane
Nov 21, 2016 rated it did not like it
Too American for UK children to relate to in my opinion. Chucked it in the bin.
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