The Kissy Heart: A Story About Personal Boundaries
by Ziba Forooghian (Author), Farzin Forooghian (Author), Meriette Medina (Illustrator)
Kissy, the affectionate heart, loves to show her friends how much she cares by giving them hugs, kisses, and tickles. She means well, but not all of her friends feel comfortable with so much touching. Claire doesn;t like her hair and earring touched, Donna's sprinkles fall off when she's tickled, and Taco prefers only kisses from his parents. One day, her friends talk to Kissy and ask her to ask for permission before touching them. This helps Kissy understand and respect their boundaries, and they all find new ways to share their love and happiness.
The story uses simple and repeated words to teach an important lesson, making it easy for young readers to grasp. It ends with clear advice on how to protect personal space, with examples of what to say and how to say it. The cute and funny illustrations show the characters' feelings through their expressions, making it even easier for readers to connect emotions with actions.
"The Kissy Heart: A Story About Personal Boundaries" is a fun and practical way to help young readers learn about respecting boundaries and personal space. The book is easy to understand and enjoyable to read, making it a great tool for teaching an important life lesson.
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