All of the children agree that the playground, and especially Miss Flutterby's garden, is their favorite place to be. But one day something bad happens at the playground. A stranger comes and takes away one of the children, a little girl named Kimmie. The child is just gone! No one sees or hears anything.
Miss Flutterby is very lonely because the children have stopped coming to the playground. All day long the playground remains empty. She is worried about the safety of the children who make her so happy. Then Miss Flutterby has an idea! Children need to be able to make a loud, unique noise that signals when they need adult help. Join Miss Flutterby as she searches for just the right thing for the children to use to make noise. Not just any noise, you see, but a special noise-- A sound that any child can make and a sound everyone can hear. What will Miss Flutterby find? And how will she help little Kimmie get home safely?
Follow the adventures of Miss Flutterby as she flies into action in the first of a series of books teaching children important safety lessons. Learn basic rules that every child should know and find out what no child (or adult) should ever be without.
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About the Author
“In a 1998 study of parents' worries by pediatricians at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, nearly three-quarters of parents said they feared their children might be abducted. One-third of parents said this was a frequent worry -- a degree of fear greater than that held for any other concern, including car accidents, sports injuries, or drug addiction.”
I grew up when these things were whispered around dining room tables where “little pictures had big ears” meaning it wasn’t for the kids to hear. But we knew there was something ominous out there “waiting to get us” in the dark. Back then I guess ignorance was bliss or it seemed so…But there were many victims because of this silence.
Which is why from early adulthood, I have been an advocate for child safety and children’s rights. I call it “childhood safety”, to allow a child their childhood- but keep them safe as well.
I was haunted by a particular child abduction portrayed in a TV Movie; I could not quit thinking about it.
I woke in the middle of the night with the idea for Miss Flutterby and I jotted it down and the next day I sat and wrote the entire rough draft for the story in seven hours. I have to believe that this series of Miss Flutterby lessons are important books for children. In today’s hectic world Miss Flutterby helps parents and teachers open important dialog about safety issues with their children.