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Excellent for children of all ages to learn this important lesson-never talk to strangers! Originally released in 1967, this new edition has been revamped to appeal to a new generation. Featuring a bouncy, rhyming text and witty illustrations, children will learn what to do in a variety of situations, from a stranger ringing the doorbell to a stranger behind you at a bus stop. Each illustration depicts an animal as the stranger, which is helpful in explaining to young children that even if someone looks friendly, if you don't know them then do not talk to them.
If you are hanging from a trapeze
And up sneaks a camel with bony knees,
Remember this rule, if you please—
Never talk to strangers.
This book brilliantly highlights situations that children will find themselves in—whether they’re at home and the doorbell rings, or playing in the park, or mailing a letter on their street—and tells them what to do if a stranger (always portrayed as a large animal, such as a rhino) approaches. Colorful, ’60s-style “psychedelic” artwork and witty, lively rhyme clearly spell out a message about safety that empowers kids, and that has never been more relevant.
Irma Joyce wrote many Golden Books during the 1960s.
George Buckett was a popular children’s book illustrator during the 1960s.
Review, Parents, January 2009:
"In this whimsical Golden Book ... kids will learn what to do when a stranger rings their doorbell ... or shows up in a host of other places."