Miles Is the Boss of His Body

Miles Is the Boss of His Body

Book - 2014
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"On his 6th birthday, Miles's excitement is dimmed when he finds himself being repeatedly pinched, noogied, hugged too tight, picked up, and tickled by his well-intentioned family-- and decides he's had enough! Struggling to find the words to express his frustration, Miles finally decides that he is the "boss of his body" and hopes his family will understand. Much to his surprise, Miles's whole family shows him full support and respect for voicing his personal boundaries. In a colorful, comic-book style, this important tale will have young kids laughing and learning alongside Miles while they absorb the potentially lifesaving concept that can benefit them for years to come... It's an empowering way to protect our kids from any kind of unsafe or uncomfortable touch."--Back cover.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : The Mother Company, c2014.
ISBN: 9780989407137
0989407136
Branch Call Number: JE KURT
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 cm.

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mmcbeth29
Apr 01, 2015

It is Mile's birthday. Everyone wants to congratulate him in their own way. Grandpa pinches his cheek. His brother gives him a birthday noogie. The singing chicken wants to tickle him. But Miles doesn't like all of this touching. So he speaks up and tells everyone that he is the boss of his own body and should decide how he should be touched and when. His family is proud of his declaration.

The illustrations are a combination of photographs with cartoon characters drawn in. They are large on the page making it easy for the little ones to understand what is going on.

I love the content of this book. It is a very easy and non-intimidating way to talk about personal safety with children of young ages. You don't have to get into the topic of nasty touching. You can simply use this book as a guide to tell your children about personal boundaries. This book would be best with ages 3-7.

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libraryeri
Feb 03, 2015

Such an important message to this book! Great starting point for discussing who has the right to touch your body and how to stand up for yourself if you don't like a touch. Another great book in the 'Miles' series.

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cindylund
Jan 13, 2019

cindylund thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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libraryeri
Feb 03, 2015

libraryeri thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 7

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