The following quotes are taken verbatim from either comments made on this site or on our Facebook page. The author's names have been deliberately withheld.
"What a wonderful children's book, that delivers such an important message to our children! Thanks for making it easier to teach kids about such a delicate topic!"
"I like this book because it approaches one topic (ie what to do is someone touches you) in a non confronting way. It talks about listening to your body signals, secrets and how hard it is to tell someone."
"I love the tips for parents and questions guide! Helps increase confidence so that you will use the book!"
"A must for every parent!"
"Thank you for writing this book"
"I have just purchased a copy of your book after hearing the discussion on ABC radio. Thank you for writing this book I am sure it will help me when talking to my children about this difficult topic. I think every Kinder and Primary School should have a copy!"
"A few years ago a 'secret' was let out in my family and it has torn it apart. Since then my mum and I have vowed to never keep secrets - no matter how hard they maybe to tell - and teach my three beautiful girls this as well. Thank you so much for having the courage to write this book and bringing this topic into our community for discussion."
"Thank you so much for this book. I heard your interview on 774 today and I will be on the pc tomorrow to purchase a copy. Thank you for empowering parents to be able to have this much needed discussion in an age appropriate way."
"Just finished reading it to my daughter, her 1st question was....why is the little knight poor? Aren't all knights rich? By the end of the discussion page she informed me that her body was her own and we think Alfred needs an accent next time we read it. Thanks so much."
"Read your book to my 6 year old daughter tonight. She loved the pictures and said it was a 'great book'. We read it 3 times just for fun. So easy, so straight forward. Thank you, well done!"
"Received this book in the mail last week. As a mum of 2 young kids and a remote area nurse - I'm very impressed with the quality of this book. The message is delivered in a most appropriate way, with a great story and fantastic illustrations.... Thanks for helping look after our kids!!"
"I think your book is amazing - and very long overdue - and I'll be buying a copy for my 2 year old son."
"The book was fantastic. Good example to show the abuser as an influential person in a position of power. The setting was great. My 2.5 year old was even interested - "naughty man", "why that boy sad mummy?" I realise it is targeted at an older audience but it was still a good way to communicate to her about letting mummy and daddy know straight away if anybody "hurts" her."
"Can I say again that I appreciate you tackling such a difficult, but overwhelmingly important, subject. Encouraging children to speak out when they are afraid, and parents to listen seriously and act when they can't believe what they are hearing, are the keys to reducing incidents of this kind of abuse. Perpetrators are above all, cowards, and confident children make difficult targets. I hope we will see more of this kind of material for children soon."
"Congratulations on writing an engaging story with perhaps the most vital of all children's safety messages conveyed in such a warm and delicate way. You have managed to achieve the challenge of 'preparing without scaring' when tackling these important issues - I'm very impressed!"
"I ordered the book and read it to Jill last night and I couldn't be happier with the book. It is very well written and the information for parents that is included in the book is excellent. The statistics hit hard and drive home why this book is so important. Before I read the story to Jill I asked her if it was ok to keep a secret. To my surprise she said Yes, even though I 'thought' I had told her that not all secrets are good. We then read the book which she was really interested in. She asked lots of questions as we read it and really understood the important messages. When we went through the questions in the back of the book at the end I was very pleased with her answers and I got a clear impression that she really understood and received all the appropriate messages."
"This book should be part of every Child Protection program in public schools! Too many teachers promote the 'stranger danger' as being the main thing kids need to be warned about, yet we all know that the majority of sexual abuse is perpetrated by someone the child knows and trusts! We really need to deal with this issue in a better way. Buy the book everyone!"