Not Everyone Is Nice
Helping Children Learn Caution
by Frederick Alimonti and Ann Tedesco, Ph.D.
illustrated by Erik DePrince and Jessica Volinski
Kathy is waiting for her mother outside of school when a strange car approaches. The smiling man inside offers to drive Kathy home, suggesting that her mother may be hurt or sick. Just before Kathy is ready to climb in, her mother arrives and the man speeds off. Kathy is confused and hurt that the nice man would leave so quickly.
Later that night, Kathy’s parents use examples from nature of pretty but lethal plants and fish to show her that animals and people that look or seem nice may be very dangerous. The book teaches children what to do if a stranger approaches and reminds them that looking or acting nice doesn’t mean a person is safe.
Frederick Alimonti is an attorney and author of fiction books for children and adults. His wife, co-author Ann Tedesco, Ph.D., a psychologist, has a private practice. They and their children live in Armonk, New York.
Erik DePrince and Jessica Volinski are graduates of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where they also reside.
A Small Horizons "Let's Talk" Release
7 x 8, 48 pages/23 color illustrations
LC #2003100282, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-233-4 (pb), $9.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-492-5 (eBook), $9.95