May 29, 2009

Never Talk to Strangers

I reviewed this book earlier this week at Tales from the Nightstand and because I feel so passionately about it I am posting the full review here as well, I am not even going to make you link over to read it!
By Irma Joyce


This book was a family favorite when I was a kid! There was a huge push in the schools to get the word out about strangers and parents and educators took it very seriously. We even role played scenarios to drive the message home.

However, nothing made a lasting impression in my brain more than this book. With its zany illustrations and giggle worthy rhymes it is sure to make an impression on your children as well.

From the Back Cover

A classic Golden Book is back in print!

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.


First published in 1967, Never talk to strangers relays a message more timely and important than ever.


I am certain you and your family will enjoy and learn something from this wonderful children's book from Golden Books. It will not teach about all the cautionary things within our world but it is a great stepping stone and conversation starter. When I first shared it with Hailey (3) she interrupted after about 3 pages and said "mommy why should be never talk to strangers?" and I knew at that moment that she would never forget.

Never Talk to Strangers is a must have for your children's library!

6 comments:

the mama bird diaries said...

I love reading my kids books and we don't have this one. I'll check it out.

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds great!

Lori said...

Awesome - thanks for the review! That sounds like a book I must pick up. Have a good weekend!

Missy said...

This books sounds great! I must check it out - thanks for sharing!

The Bailey Family said...

I will definately check this book out -so, so, so important. This was a constant subject in my house growing up too...SO important.

Jen said...

I remember this book!!! I think I had it in my collection at my great-grandma's house!! Totally forgot about it.