Title: I Said No!: A kid-to-kid guide to keeping private parts private
Author: Zack and Kimberly King
Illustrator: Sue Rama
Suggested Retail Price: $12.95
For Ages: 5-11
38 pages, Softcover
I had actually wondered lately on how to address “red flag” areas/private parts with my daughters, especially my oldest, with now having more social interaction with her peers and just being more inquisitive about how things are different and details on how and why they work.
Here is a summary of I Said No!:
Helping kids set healthy boundaries for their private parts can be a daunting and awkward task for parents, counselors and educators. Written from a kid’s point of view, I Said No! makes this task a lot easier.
To help Zack cope with a real-life experience he had with a “friend”, he and his mom wrote a book to help prepare other kids to deal with a range of problematic situations. I Said No! uses kid-friendly language and illustrations to help parents and concerned adults give kids guidance they can understand, practice and use.
Using a simple, direct, decidedly “non-icky” approach that doesn’t dumb down the issues involved, as well as an easy-to-use system to help kids rehearse and remember appropriate responses to help keep them safe, I Said No! covers a variety of topics, including:
- What’s appropriate and with whom.How to deal with inappropriate behavior, bribes and threats.
When and where to go for help, and what to do if the people you’re turning to for help don’t listen.
Dealing with feelings of guilt and shame.
About the Authors and Illustrator:
Kimberly King, Zack’s mom, is a Navy wife and kindergarten teacher with a Master’s degree in Early Child Education from Wheelock College in Boston.
Zachary King, Lives with his mom, dad, older sister and dog Max in Hawaii. Zack is a surfer and he hopes that, just like a good surfboard, this book will carry kids safely through any difficult seas.
Sue Rama is both a writer and illustrator for numerous children’s books. She is the 2005 recipient of the Tomie dePaola Award awarded at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Winter Conference. Sue lives in East Windsor Hill, Connecticut.
Boulden Publishing was kind to share some images from I Said No!