Collection: My Body My Taonga

Written by Rosalind Harrison and illustrated by Suzanne Simpson

Two young friends, Rāwiri and Ruby, have a kōrero about body safety and take readers on a learning journey with them. Tamariki learn the power of instincts, how to spot unsafe behaviour and master how to get help should they ever need to. 



The aim of the story is for children to: 

Understand privacy and body boundaries

Know who their trusted adults are

Learn how to recognise types of unsafe behaviour including bribes, threats and unsafe secrets

Understand that unsafe behaviour can come from an adult, a peer, someone they know or a stranger

Trust their instincts

Learn the plan of Stop, Walk, Talk -  and most importantly know HOW to get help should they ever need to


Throughout the writing process, Rosalind liaised with and gained support from experts in child development, child safety and survivors of sexual abuse. Rosalind’s mission is to educate for prevention. 

A 30 page paperback picture book 

Suitable for children aged 4.5 - 9 years with the recommendation that only a few pages are read at a time so that children can ask questions and process key messages.

Proudly written, illustrated and printed in Aotearoa

Printed by The Copy Press 

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