Inform children about sexual abuse with these two illustrated titles

According to recent studies, almost a third of all South African school children are being or have been sexually abused. These books are the perfect tool to start a conversation

12 February 2019 - 14:45

These books tackle the serious matter of sexual abuse and serves to inform and empower children. It highlights the warning signs of sexual abuse and instructs children on how to react in such a situation. 

The Day the Dragon Came - A book for boys

Kevin loves stories about the brave prince of Arabia who even fights dragons. But his older sister, Abby, don’t believe in fairy tales anymore. Abby says there is a dragon in their own home – one that fears nothing and no one. But who could it be? Is it Mom when she scolds them? Is it Grandpa with his deep voice? Is it their naughty cousin Nico? 

Fortunately Kevin learns just what to do to protect himself. So on the day the dragon comes for him, he is able to save himself and his sister. 

The Day the Dragon Came - A book for girls

Kyla loves stories about fierce princess Arabia who even fights dragons. But her older sister, Abby, don’t believe in fairy tales anymore. Abby says there is a dragon in their own home – one that fears nothing and no one. But who could it be? Is it Mom when she scolds them? Is it Grandpa with his deep voice? Is it their naughty cousin Nico? 

Fortunately Kyla learns just what to do to protect herself. So on the day the dragon comes for her, she is able to save herself and her sister. 

A handy guide for children, parents and caregivers can also be found at the back of this book:

  • How do you recognise a dragon?
  • What is safe touch and unsafe touch?
  • What do you do when you suspect that your child is being molested? 

According to recent studies, almost a third of all South African school children are being or have been sexually abused. Therefore it is extremely important to talk to children about this issue and equip them to protect themselves. These books are the perfect tool to start a conversation. 

Article provided by NB Publishers

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