In simple, reassuring language, the author explains that a child's body is his or her own; that it is all right for kids to decline a friendly hug or kiss, even from someone they love; and that you can still be friends even if you don't want a hug now.
"This book is positive and assertive without being frightening. It lets young children know that it's all right for them to choose when, and by whom, they are to be touched... The prefatory note to parents is an important one as it reminds them to trust a child's instincts and concerns related to unwanted touching. Even with its basic vocabulary and limited scope, this book will need to be, and should be, shared one-on-one." - School Library Journal
For a diverse assortment of guides on all aspects of growing up, including ones addressing issues related to both physical and social development, visit our Guides for Girls section.