Do You Have A Secret?

Do You Have A Secret?

by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, Marta Fabrega, Marto Fabrega
     
 

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Every child has secrets, and many secrets are fun to keep--for instance, a surprise birthday gift for Mom, or a secret handshake with a young friend. But sometimes, children have secrets that make them feel bad, and these secrets are best shared with their parents, or with some trusted older person. A child who is bullied might be inclined to keep it secret, but

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Every child has secrets, and many secrets are fun to keep--for instance, a surprise birthday gift for Mom, or a secret handshake with a young friend. But sometimes, children have secrets that make them feel bad, and these secrets are best shared with their parents, or with some trusted older person. A child who is bullied might be inclined to keep it secret, but it's always best to tell parents about it. Or children who are touched intimately and improperly by an older person will soon feel better if they reveal the secret to parents. This book helps kids distinguish between good and bad secrets. Even very young children have concerns and anxieties, and Tell Somebody Books are written and illustrated especially for them. Parents are advised to read these books aloud while their preschooler listens and looks at illustrations of the boys and girls in each story. Many children in early grades will be able to read the stories for themselves. Tell Somebody Books encourage children to explore their feelings, and then to speak openly about things that trouble them.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-Two excellent offerings that address important topics. In the first title, readers are eased into the subject by learning about fun secrets, such as a surprise party or a secret handshake. Then the text explains that bad secrets "are things that don't make you feel happy on the inside," like when someone hurts you, steals lunch money, or touches you "in a way that made you feel uncomfortable and all yucky inside." Youngsters are instructed to seek help from a trusted adult when they have a bad secret. In the second book, a girl describes her feelings about her family problems: "I knew my parents were forgetting to be friends because they often looked so sad. They didn't talk to one another very much, and we even stopped having family night." She hears them arguing and wonders if it is her fault. When her father moves into his own place, things slowly begin to improve. Both texts present information in a child-friendly manner, and the cartoon illustrations capture the characters' emotions. The author has a good understanding of children and how they view their world, and provides additional notes to parents.-Melinda Piehler, Sawgrass Elementary School, Sunrise, FL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764131707
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Let's Talk About It!
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
222,479
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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