What Would You Do? A Kid’s Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers teaches and empowers children, in a non-threatening way, to take a proactive role in staying safe from predators and harm. The concept of “stranger” is difficult for children to understand. What Would You Do? A Kid’s Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers explains to children the concept of strangers in a very kid-friendly way. The interactive format of multiple choice solutions to potentially dangerous situations involving strangers creatively engages both children and parents and presents effective strategies for taking precautions and staying safe. Games and puzzles in the book reinforce the lessons learned. A chapter for parents presents tactics for reassuring their children and protecting them from potential threat.
What Others are Saying…
…The author has written a unique, interactive book for kids to help them understand more about strangers. … This educational book should be read by all parents, teachers, and children.
Excerpt from Editorial Review – Children’s Literature ¬ – Barnes & Noble – Reviewer – Cathi White
…This book empowers children, gives us valuable resources, and impacts how our children seek safety and security. … a must have for ALL parents, grandparents, daycare providers, teachers and caregivers.
Excerpt from Reader’s Favorite Five Starred Book Review
Melissa Ridenour has written a book on one of our most important societal concerns. … I highly recommend reading this fine book for everyone who cares deeply about their family and our society.
Excerpt from review by Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, Ed.D.,Ph.D. – Clinical psychologist
… This is a great handbook to help children discover their own answers to personal safety issues. This should be required reading for elementary school children.
Excerpt from review by Yvonne Perry, Author at National Writing for Children’s Center
This interactive book gives our children and their parents a step by step system to staying safe and to methodically evaluate many dangerous situations by giving them choices on how they should respond to strangers. I found this book personally challenging, engaging, and very easy and fun to read.
Excerpt from review by Dallas Wolfe, Sheriff of Preston County, WV / WV State Police (retired)
… offers children, parents and grandparents valuable lessons and resources on how we can take action to be safe and how we can seek safety and security in a sometimes scary world.
Excerpt from review by Miles Cobbett, Author of the children’s book, Champion / Elementary school teacher
…helps build children's confidence, determine whom they should trust, and teaches them to respond to potentially dangerous situations.
Excerpt from review by John D. Myers, Retired Superintendent of Schools
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What Would You Do? A Kid's Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers
May 11, 2011