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Respect Reader Reviews


Melanie Chadwick

Librarian Reviewer: A superb little book which should be in every school library. Clear, direct information and advice on personal boundaries and consent. The cartoon style gives it instant appeal and it's easily readable over a lunchtime.

Making it very clear to all children that they are in charge of their own bodies; they can decide what feels comfortable to them and have the right to say no to anything that is uncomfortable, and also the right to change their mind. I loved the style, the conciseness and directness. Could easily be used with children from KS1-KS3 in discussions and PHSE and RSE lessons. Childline phone number and website are provided on the last page.

Karen Fantarrow

Librarian Reviewer: Straightforward, entertaining and fun, this guide to setting your own boundaries and respecting those of others is a useful addition to any book collection.

A clear, concise introduction to the meaning of consent and respect, this book covers many different scenarios, including relationships with friends, parents and other adults. The use of short chapters, bold engaging illustrations and fun, informative text are perfect for use in the classroom and also for parents and carers to share with their children. My co-reviewer, aged 10, enjoyed the comic captions and illustrations and felt that the author conveyed an important message in a fun, straightforward way.

I especially liked the message, "Find your crew. Having people in your life support you, listen to you and respect you will help you thrive". Excellent advice for us all.


Harry Saddler

Great comic-style book. It made me think about my friends and feelings and had lots of useful ideas about how to tell people about my boundaries. I think my friends would enjoy and find it easy to understand.

I liked reading this book because it was like a comic and the pictures made it really easy to understand. I have learnt a lot about consent and boundaries which I think are difficult things to explain to people my age. It has made me think a lot about my friends and feelings and the book had lots of ideas about what you can say and do to keep yourself safe.

Angelito Francisco

A really good book with a really important message. Great cartoons to make the book fun.

I loved this book as it was full of great cartoons. It was really good as it had some really important messages about your body and how other people should respect you. It was funny to read too even though the message was really important.

It's a good book for both boys and girls. I think it would be a really good book for schools to use in PHSE lessons.

Laura Corbett-Wilson

Teacher Review: A cleverly written book which introduces serious issues in an engaging and non-threatening way.

This book is excellent. The images in the book are depicted in an age-appropriate but humorous way, which finds the balance between being an entertaining but informative book, with a serious topic content-wise. I believe this use of humour to introduce such topics is a clever way of informing children, without frightening them but the author ensures that the humour stops so key messages are put across to the reader in the way that means they know they need to take the information in the book seriously. This book covers a wide range of topics, not just consent in terms of touching. For example, there is a section on information being shared online without consent and it covers issues that can arise with friendships, families, strangers as well as online.
A must-read for junior age children (age 7-11) but I think would appeal to slightly older children too.

Charlotte Walker

A Brilliant book helping children to understand boundaries.

I think this is a brilliant idea for a book. Described in a way that is so easily accessible, with entertaining illustrations to accompany the information. Respect is a must-have for all bookshelves to help children learn more about how to be the ruler of your own body, vocalise what they are comfortable with and how to respect what other people are comfortable with. 

A great book that will help children understand more about their own autonomy in easy to understand and entertaining language.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526362216
Publication date: 9th January 2020
Author: Rachel Brian
Publisher: Wren & Rook an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Politics & Law, Personal Social Health Economic , Personal Social Health Economic
Other Categories: Books of the Month, Star Books