The Right Touch

Hardcover | January 1, 1997

bySandy KlevenIllustratorJody Bergsma

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The Right Touch reaches beyond the usual scope of a children?s picture book. It is a parenting book that introduces a very difficult topic?the sexual abuse of young children. This gentle, thoughtful story can be read aloud to a child by any trusted caregiver. In the story, young Jimmy?s mom explains the difference between touches that are positive and touches that are secret, deceptive or forced. She tells him how to resist inappropriate touching, affirming that abuse is not the child?s fault. The introduction provides valuable information about sexual abuse and guidance on what to do if your child experiences an abusive situation. Jody Bergsma?s gentle illustrations soften the impact of this story; yet this portrayal of a dangerous situation is very realistic. If your child is old enough to sit still and listen to a story, he or she is old enough for The Right Touch.

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Giving caregivers a gentle, thoughtful tool to help prevent child sexual abuse, "The Right Touch" revolves around Jimmy, whose mother gently explains how to protect himself from improper touching by strangers

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The Right Touch reaches beyond the usual scope of a children?s picture book. It is a parenting book that introduces a very difficult topic?the sexual abuse of young children. This gentle, thoughtful story can be read aloud to a child by any trusted caregiver. In the story, young Jimmy?s mom explains the difference between touches that are positive and touches that are secret, deceptive or forced. ...

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The Right Touch reaches far beyond the usual scope of a children's picture book. It is a parenting book that introduces a very difficult topic -- the sexual abuse of young children. This gentle, thoughtful story is meant to be read aloud by a trusted caregiver.In the story, young Jimmy's mom explains the difference between touches that are positive and touches that are secret, deceptive, or forced...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.25 × 8.46 × 0.34 inPublished:January 1, 1997Publisher:Illumination Arts Publishing Company, Incorporated

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0935699104

ISBN - 13:9780935699104

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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