- Early Childhood (under 7 yrs old)
- Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, Sexual Abuse
- Juvenile Fiction, School & Education
- Juvenile Nonfiction, Social Topics, Sexual Abuse
sexual abuse prevention, inappropriate touch, unwanted touch, bad touch, body safety, it’s my body, allowed to say no
Lady B Spots Trouble
Ralph F Frank
Lady B Spots Trouble
Volume 1 of the Allowed to Say NO! Series
A safe way of having a big conversation with young children about unwanted touch. A companion Colouring Book and Kindergarten Teacher’s Guide (downloaded for free from author’s website) facilitates teaching personal safety skills in an easy and age-appropriate manner.
Jesse, an adventurous boy of 5, meets Lady B, a feisty karate-chopping but safety-conscious ladybug, on his Wishing Spot – the first branch of his backyard oak tree. Jesse heroically searches for hidden treasure, but sometimes it’s dangerous, and his instincts tell him something is unsafe; the same feeling he gets when his neighbour hugs him too tight. Jesse and Lady B navigate these adventures, not just with lifejackets and seatbelts, but with the secret power of instinct.
Safety is a Tricky Business!
Who to talk to in these worrying moments? Jesse sits on Granny’s red kitchen stool and listens when she says, “Feelings are like the wind. They blow and howl and shake everything and later it’s all quiet like they were never there. But sometimes they just don’t go away.”
Granny tells Jesse, “If you get a No Feeling, you’re allowed to say ‘NO!’ and ask adults you trust for Help!”
“A friendly ladybug helps a small child learn how to trust his instincts and say no. Debut author Frank, a sexual abuse counselor and educator, couches his advice in language kids can understand, like defining a private body part as the area covered by a bathing suit. . . could help open a difficult conversation.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Lady B Spots Trouble addresses topics that every educator and parent needs to be talking to children about in a fun and meaningful way…I’m excited for the next books in the series!" —Amber Scotchburn, author of Parenting…With A Twist
“A positive and engaging approach, with child-friendly language and situations, to talk to children about an important issue… This book is a valuable tool in the fight against childhood sexual abuse.” —Norma Charles, author of Tree Musketeers
“This sweet story and beautifully illustrated kindergarten resource comes with a student Colouring Book and a Teacher’s Guide with lesson plans, both created for busy teachers and parents who want their children empowered to say “NO!” A great resource for meeting Personal Safety curriculum outcomes.” —Stella C. Bates; District Principal of Aboriginal Education
Ralph F. Frank has worked as a social worker, a registered clinical counsellor, and an educator for over 40 years, specializing in sexual abuse. He has been part of numerous teams developing innovative programs in sexual abuse counselling, prevention, and social service delivery as well as training counsellors and educators in the field. Lady B Spots Trouble is the first in a trilogy about personal safety skills for young children. He lives on Vancouver Island.
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