Gorp uses his gentle demeanor and the endearing characters of Pumpernickel Park to tackle the difficult but urgent issue of child abuse. This child-friendly and age appropriate story alerts children without scaring them to the dangers of sexual abuse and empowers them with effective responses should they be approached. This kind-hearted tale also helps abused children understand what happened to them and allows them to begin to heal!
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Gorp and Sherri Chessen have also collaborated on two other topics in much the same format. Gorp's Gift empowers kids to know what to do and what NOT to do if and when they see a gun. Gorp's Dream introduces the characters that come alive in the bakery and is a delightful romp that puts forth a gentle lesson in diversity, tolerance and love. All three books have Teacher's Guides written by Tracy Atwell, M.ED. The Guides are based on Bloom's Taxonomy and elicit more from the books than you can imagine. They are rich with questions, puzzles, games, creative projects all of which help to reinforce the books' messages. Yes, the books are didactic, but we are living in an age where an emotional growth curriculum is a necessity. Just as we teach our children that you must put on your seat belt when in a car or your helmet when biking, we as parents, teachers and caregivers have to empower them in all the areas of their lives.Review:
"I've searched for years for material I could use with kids that would be entertaining, but still teach everything they need to know about keeping safe from child abuse. I found it in Gorp's Secret. It's brilliant!" --Lisa Salo, MSED Program Coordinator, First Witness Child Abuse Center, Duluth Minnesota
"Gorp's Secret truly empowers children and can help stop the cycle of child abuse!" --Wilene M. Lampert, PhD., Executive Director
"Every child should read Gorp's Secret. "Gorp's Promise' should be displayed wherever children are. Simply put, Love it! Love it!! Love it!!!" --Rochelle Modean, Child Protective Advocate, Duluth, Minnesota
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