A Book About Body Safety (2014) by Jill Starishevsky; illustrated by Angela Padron
Without being taught about body boundaries, a child may be too young to understand when abuse is happening – or that it’s wrong.
This straightforward, gentle book offers a tool that parents, teachers, and counselors can use to help children feel, be, and stay safe. The rhyming story and simple, friendly illustrations provide a way to sensitively share and discuss the topic, guiding young children to understand that their private parts belong to them alone.
The overriding message of My Body Belongs to Me is that if someone touches your private parts, tell your mom, your dad, your teacher, or another safe adult.
“In only 19 sentences, this simple book will empower children while promoting open communication.” – School Library Journal.