NZ Booklovers review 'My Body My Taonga' - "My Body My Taonga is an excellent book to help families navigate important conversations about body safety with their children."
What book next?, reviews 'My Body My Taonga' - "An easy to understand body safety toolkit for kids. Excellent!"
Bob's Book Blog reviews 'My Body My Taonga' - "This book gives vital information to children that helps them trust their own instincts and know what to do if abuse occurs or already has occurred.....Illustrations by Suzanne Simpson compliment and understand text and message of Rosalind Harrison to create a powerful easy to read book that all children and adults need to be aware of."
MAGPIES MAGAZINE VOLUME THIRTY-EIGHT ~ NUMBER THREE ~ JULY 2023 - Alan Dingley, Palmerston North - "Being a single father of two (13 + 11yrs) talking about body safety can be a daunting journey to navigate. Coming from a childhood where the narrative was simple, ‘Don’t talk to strangers’, this title is a welcome addition to a kitbag of resources whānau can use to navigate an ever-changing world. Some titles can struggle to navigate the trap of appearing to scaremonger, or just focus on a single set of concerns. ...The illustrations are bright enough to make the pages attractive, without pulling focus from the messages.
The ‘stop / walk / talk’ plan is simple and clear and explained incredibly well around when it may have to be used, and how.
Other potential areas of concern covered are bribes / threats / unsafe behaviour / lies / secrets, which sounds like a lot, but each spread has simple, well-directed information and advice. It’s a great example of calm, clear coverage of what can be tricky ground to cover with young people.
Author Rosalind Harrison says …'by having an open and positive attitude towards body safety conversations we can educate and empower children.' Well, this is one dad who feels more educated and empowered by discovering My Body My Taonga."