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Just what I was looking for
Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2019
When my 6 year old first saw the cover of this book, she said, "What's this about? A girl who doesn't want to use an umbrella?" lol!
The story is about a young girl whose parent is late picking her up from school. As she's waiting, several well meaning people (and one not so well meaning person) offers her a ride home. Some are people she sort of knows, like a neighbor or a handyman working on her house, but the girl asks herself how well does she REALLY know these people? She realizes she doesn't know them well enough, declines the offer of a ride, and waits for her designated person to pick her up. I like how the story teaches kids: 1) you should only go home with the specific person your parents tell you it's ok to go home with, and 2) not all "strangers" are scary people you don't know - sometimes you can be familiar with someone, but not really know them, and therefore, they're sort of like strangers.
I can't wait to read this book to my daughter. I've read other books on this topic to her and we've discussed what to do if a stranger offers her a ride or asks for her help, but it tended to make her worried and sometimes a little fearful. I think the way this book handles it is a great way to introduce the subject to younger children without scaring them.