From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2—Presented in story format and narrated by a young child in rhyming couplets, this short book encourages children who have been sexually abused to talk to someone they trust. Written by a prosecutor of sex offenders, it is intended to begin a discussion on a topic that may be uncomfortable for parents but is vital for children since many of them do not know whether or how to tell someone when they are touched inappropriately. Youngsters are reassured that they are not to blame when this happens. Average-quality watercolor and colored-pencil illustrations on solid white backgrounds face a page of large-print text. "Suggestions for the Storyteller" gives advice to parents on how to broach this subject, while two pages of "Where to Find Help" give related phone numbers and Web addresses. In only 19 sentences, this simple book will empower children while promoting open communication.—Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI
Advocacy groups around the country say it will be in an important tool for parents.” Colleen Long, Associated Press
Prevention is key when it comes to children’s personal safety. Kudos to Ms. Starishevsky for taking on this project.” Kimberley Clayton Blaine, founder, TheGoToMom.TV
This is the first children’s book I’ve seen that really addresses the issues in a way that kids can understand and that doesn’t seem scary or heavy-handed. ” Pattie Fitzgerald, founder, Safely Ever After, Inc.
Finally, a book that explains to children in a clear, understandable way what child sexual abuse is, why it’s not their fault, and why it is critical to tell an adult when it happens.” Ross Ellis, founder and CEO, Love Our Children, USA
"With an easy rhyme and attractive pictures, this book will help both adults and children enter into a conversation about a subject that is often extremely hard for anyone to speak about, privately or publicly." Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH, founder and CEO, Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc.