I Won't Go With Strangers
ISBN: 1510735348
EAN13: 9781510735347
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 3, 2018
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 10.6" L x 8.8" W
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Over 75,000 sold, this thoughtful, helpful book was written to help parents explain children the dangers posed by strangers.

Lu won't go with just anyone She is waiting to be picked up after school. She stands on the sidewalk, all alone, and it starts to rain. Ms. Smith walks by, and offers to take her home. Ms. Smith lives in Lu's neighborhood--but does Lu really know her? Lu asks herself, what's her first name? Does she dye her hair red? What's her dog's name? And she says, I don't know you, so I won't go with you And besides, Mama said I should wait.

As other adults--all of whom Lu has met in some capacity before--offer to take her home, Lu continues to consider if she really knows them. One by one, she refuses to go with them. Until, finally, the person Mama said she should go home with shows up--though his appearance is a surprise to the reader

This sensitively narrated story illustrates how clear rules and arrangements can help protect and empower children during an especially vulnerable time of day. The ending includes a prompt for readers to create their own similar safe list, and a list of resources for parents.

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   not at all helpful
Even for an adult, this book is very confusing. It has the child helping you to determine who could be appropriate by having them ask how well they know them. Questions such as do they dye their air? Or do they prefer a bath or shower? These are bad questions. A child would probably not even know these answers about their own grandparents. Sometime in my book it was very strange. My daughter decided not to read it to her child at any age.
   Not great
This book does not communicate a useful message. I know this person but I don 't know their favorite food so that I won 't go with them? Not very helpful in having these conversations with young children.
   Not that good
The book almost works-but is filled with useless information and things that are just dumb. For example, the one stranger girl does not know if he picks his nose or not... Why does this matter? And that is not something I want to teach my kids anyway. When we read this book, we heavily edit the words and change the examples so that it makes our child more sense.
   I bought two books and this one is the clear winner
But it does a great job of emphasizing that strangers sometimes look like nice people and sometimes they look rough around the edges and you should count as stranger anyone who you are not VERY familiar with and furthermore, unless your parents say to get in the car with someone, don 't. DONT - Buy Never Talk to Strangers by Irma Joyce and George Buckett. It is essentially a joke and has little human or real life relevance.
   Very very repetitive.
It stayed on the point. But I did find that it had a hard time catching my attention much less my child's. I bought it to try to explain why we shouldn t interact freely with people we don 't know. We decided to return, it is just not for us.
   Cute Story but confusing for little ones
This book did not really get the point across to my son. It left him confused and he didn 't get the point. I think this will be better understood by older children, but then I think they should already know it. Also, the first person they focus on asks the question of why they dye their hair, which in my opinion is just ridiculous and irrelevant. I wouldn 't waste money on it, find it in the library.
   Sing-songy, rhymey - easy for a toddler to pick up the message
The third : I don 't know you, I won 't go with you, my granddaughter said it with me. The message is shared and re-confirmed..., which is the most important. But it is also very fun to read, which makes the message more easily and more readily received.
   Not helpful for children
Does Lu know if the woman dyes her hair natural or if it is red? Another person offers to take his home, but Lu doesn 't know if he prefers red or green Jell-o or washes his own socks. Most children don 't know these details about their own family members, let alone a neighbor or a family friend. Most adults don 't know the answers to these questions about their friends. The message in the book is that if you know these details about a persons life, they are safe. It sends a rather strange message about what identifies a stranger and who is safe and not secure.
   Great book
Unfortunately, we still need books like this, but it was a great book to read to my 6 year old daughter. It gave us parents a new way to talk or approach this topic with our children. I would recommend this book to anyone with children.