Where Hands Go

Body Safety Rules

This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.

Buy this Book on

You must sign in to see if this title is available for request.
Send NetGalley books directly to your Kindle or Kindle app

1
To read on a Kindle or Kindle app, please add kindle@netgalley.com as an approved email address to receive files in your Amazon account. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
2
Also find your Kindle email address within your Amazon account, and enter it here.
Pub Date 24 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2022

Talking about this book? Use #WhereHandsGo #NetGalley. More hashtag tips!


Description

Where Hands Go

Start protecting your child today with the second book in the Where Hands Go series. The first book in this series helped kids learn to protect their bodies from unwanted touches. Now, with the release of the eagerly awaited sequel, Where Hands Go will provide your child with 10 easy-to-follow rules that will empower your child, so they know what to do if an unwanted touch happens. As a parent, you want to do everything you can to keep your child safe. With this powerful and important book, you can give them the tools they need to stay safe in a dangerous world.

Features:

  • Text and illustrations are carefully matched to make learning enjoyable and efficient.
  • Images are all high resolution, ensuring that kids can really engage with the story.
  • Easy language with no difficult words or concepts, making it a perfect early reading choice for 4 to 6-year-olds and parents alike.
  • An excellent choice for parents looking for ways to teach their kids about the world.

It is never too early to start teaching children self-defense, and one important lesson they can learn is to say no when they are touched inappropriately. This is a lesson in personal protection and can be taught to children as young as four years old. It's important to teach them this while they are young, as it is easy to forget these lessons as a child grows older. It's best to teach this lesson when a child is being touched by someone they know and trust so that they don't feel threatened. The lesson is to remind them that they can say no and that they don't have to be afraid. This is the best way to teach them how to defend themselves against bigger threats and will give them the confidence they need to stand up for themselves.

Keep your child safe and help them learn to stand up for themselves with Where Hands Go.

Where Hands Go

Start protecting your child today with the second book in the Where Hands Go series. The first book in this series helped kids learn to protect their bodies from unwanted touches...


Advance Praise

"ricia henley

5.0 out of 5 stars More in depth

Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2022

I love how this book is a second book to the original. The points I love about it is that it gets more specific on what is and isn't inappropriate touch without losing the reader. The rhythm of the book flows very naturally and very easily I could see it into a nursery rhyme. It's important for children to know and understand what is and isn't ok, this book does that and can open up the conversation. It's a great second book to the original. Hands down a must have for your children to learn and understand what is and isn't ok without it being scary.

One person found this helpful"

"ricia henley

5.0 out of 5 stars More in depth

Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2022

I love how this book is a second book to the original. The points I love about it is that it gets more...


Available Editions

ISBN 9798985733365
PRICE $12.99 (USD)

Available on NetGalley

NetGalley Shelf App (PDF)
Send to Kindle (PDF)
Download (PDF)

Average rating from 27 members


Featured Reviews

Where Hands Go, Such a small little book with an incomprehensible importance.
I’ll preface this by saying that i’m a csa survivor, and these books were never a part of my childhood as my abusers were my birthparents.
If i had found these books in a school library, a DAYCARE library, my life would look so much different than it does.
Every child should know the meaning of this book, this series. It’s so important from the moment they can comprehend sentences, to know the difference between a good touch and a bad touch, a good secret and a bad secret. These little differences can save lives.
Aside from the brilliant story with very age appropriate yet forward language, the parent notes and references at the end are AMAZING. As important as it is for kids to know these things, parents being informed is the very first step.
I recommend this to every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, preschool assistant, etc.
Buy this book for your kids, teach them the 10 rules, and be open to questions, contemplate your answers, create a safe space for your children to ask questions and feel safe to come to you about ANYTHING, even the hardest stuff, it could save their life.

Was this review helpful?

This beautifully written and illustrated book is a must read to any parent with young children. Teach your children the do’s and don’t’s about body safety.
The author portrays her message really well.

Was this review helpful?

This was a good books about rules to teach your children about body safety . It was written in a good way for children to understand and is a good way to open the conversation up with your child about the topic . A very important book for anyone with kids or that is involved with help raising children should have

Was this review helpful?

Where Hands Go is a good book to introduce the concept of personal body safety. The rhyming text and cute illustrations make it very kid friendly. I also like the parent resource section in the back and the provided questions to ask your child to start conversations. Sexual abuse is a tough topic to discuss with young children, so I love that this book is all about empowerment.

The only thing I didn’t like was that the colors of the text sometimes blended in with the illustrations which made it hard to read. Other than that it was a great book!!

Was this review helpful?

Where Hands Go is a great book to teach kids boundaries when it comes to their bodies. The book gives 10 simple rules for children to follow, and leaves room for discussion so parents can explain more sensitive subjects in detail according to the child’s level of understanding. This is a helpful book to have on hand to use with a variety of ages.

Was this review helpful?

A book that teaches children its OK to not want to be touched and that adults should never pressure them into it. Lots of useful and important information told in a story that also features colourful and bright illustrations. Definitely a good message in this one.

Was this review helpful?

Where hands go part 2 introduces children about protection of their own bodies in a clear understanding way for children . Good dialogue and good illustrations. I will buy this for my own children

Was this review helpful?

Where Hands Go - Body Safety Rules book 2 is a must in my house. Having 3 girls in my house this book helps with the discussion of Body Safety and boundaries when it comes to our body. I love the rules in the story, it helps us talk about each other in depth and lets all of us be open to questions and discussions.
The message is important and the I love when a book can make that discussion, however hard or uncomfortable, easier and educational on everyone involved. This is a book I would put on my bookshelf at home and recommend to others.
Thank you NetGalley for the ARC.

Was this review helpful?

Review for Where Hands Go by Krystaelynne Sanders Diggs

Thank you Netgalley for an ARC of this amazing book.

This short but sweet book is a fun way to teach children about their boundaries and how to set them. It is a colourful and well artistically illustrated way to bridge the gaps of communication for one of the toughest topics a parent has to bring up with a child.

The author did a great job of being inclusive so the book will be relatable to many children.

I would gladly recommend this to parents who are looking for a way to have this type of conversation with their child.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Was this review helpful?

Wow, this book is so great! First, I absolutely LOVED the diversity in the book. What great representation! This is a great book for parents to use to teach their kids that they have autonomy over their bodies and to teach them about consent. I really appreciated that each rule was short and rhymed as it makes it easier to teach and memorize.

I will definitely be adding a physical copy to our library and will be highly recommending this book. Thank you for the change to read and review!

Was this review helpful?

Where Hands Go part 2 is a more detailed description of where hands should definitely not go. I would say for age groups that would better understand these scenerios and book 1 for younger ages. The rhymes are a great way for parents and kids to help remember the 10 rules along with beautiful pictures on each page. This is a great book for parents and educators to have as a resource.

Was this review helpful?

This book is a critical story for all children to hear whether at home or at school. This goes on the must-read list without a doubt. This book is a first dive into the very broad topic of bodily autonomy, sexual abuse, the keeping hands to yourself rule, and so much more. It discusses wanted and unwanted touch by sharing ten simple rules for children to follow to keep their bodies safe and keep their friends bodies safe too.

This goes over what to do if an unwanted touch happens, where to go and who to talk to. This book is empowering and gives children the tools to use their voice to keep themselves safe. Cute illustrations keep the heavy topic light enough and the concept is written in a very easy language but parents or educators can make the conversation deeper depending on the age of the child.

This teaches them the power of their words and their voice, how to say no, and how to have the confidence to stand up for themselves whether in the face of abuse or bullying.

This story was both entertaining and educational, which can be a tricky balance to maintain in a children’s book, and I will be suggesting it to teachers whenever possible. Incorporating social-emotional skills and topics such as this into children's picture books is a tried and true way to teach an important life skill in a way that is fun. This would be an amazing addition for classroom libraries, counselling offices and more.

Was this review helpful?

I loved all the education provided to children, but also the parents! As I was the one reading this to my kids it was nice to have the parent guide in the beginning and all the resources at the end to help continue the important topics of consent brought up in this book.

Was this review helpful?

Wow, what a great book for teaching some important lessons to kids! Where Hands Go touches on important issues like consent, secrecy, body privacy, and talking to trustworthy adults. The illustrations are vibrant and the 10 lessons and spoken in rhyme. This would be a fantastic book for every elementary school child to hear and I was happy to share it with my kindergartener and second grader. We have talked about some of these issues before, but the book makes it very clear and easy to discuss with your kids. The end of the book also contains resources for parents about predators and tactics to watch for. All in all, this is a great and important read!

Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for the read of this fantastic book.

Was this review helpful?

Where Hands Go
5 Stars

Wow! Where Hands Go is a great picture book! I was so delighted to see the diversity found in this book. It's very impressive. I think this book is a good resource for parents to teach their younger children about consent and autonomy over their own bodies. Everyone deserves privacy and "No" should be respected. I loved how the rules were short, sweet, and rhyming and that helps children to remember the rules. I would highly recommend this book to parents who are looking to have this difficult type of conversation with their children. IMO, parents, it's a must read for all, boys and girls.

Thank you, NetGalley and BooksGoSocial, for an advance review copy for free and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

Was this review helpful?

I read the first book in the series and thought it was insanely Important education tool for parents, educators and most of all kids.

These rules are so important to teach children. Child sexual abuse and exploitation is not something a child should be ashamed to be afraid to tell us. For too long children felt like they are to blame or that it was normal.

The only thing I would change would be to perhaps use more woman as the predators.

Thank you for bringing this educational gem into the world.

Thank you NetGalley for bringing thus A.R.C into my life.

Was this review helpful?

Where Hands Go is such an important book which explains to children about inappropriate touching and what they should do if anything ever happens to them. It does this in a simple way that children will understand.

Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for my ARC.

Was this review helpful?

Where Hands Go is an excellent guide for all parents to teach to their kids what is appropriate and in-appropriate touching. With colorful illustrations it teaches kids what is good and bad. I loved it!

Was this review helpful?

5/5 ⭐️

Such a cute read! I am a huge fan of consent books for young kids. The rhyming was catchy and the illustrations were beautiful. My 4 year old loved it and I’ll def be getting the physical copy!

Was this review helpful?

A rule book to help parents teach their children to become aware and understand their bodies' privacy clause. An excellent little book with sound advice for parents to instill into their children.

Was this review helpful?

Wonderful and catchy prose with stunning illustrations. Teaches a great lesson about bodily autonomy and boundaries. Love this author's books!

Was this review helpful?

I really like Where Hands Go by Krystaelynne Sanders Diggs. Once again Ms. Sanders Diggs tackles a hard subject that kids need to know about in an easy-to-understand and effective manner. In Where Hands Go. Ms. Sanders Diggs presents 10 rules for children as a guide for them what is appropriate and what is not. I believe that Where Hands Go is a good resource for people that work with children to have and for children to know about. Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read this book. My review is also on Goodreads.

Was this review helpful?

Such an important book. It’s written in a way to teach children about their bodies and boundaries, while keeping their attention. Definitely recommend for anyone with a small child.

Was this review helpful?

Readers who liked this book also liked: