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Written by Rachel Brian

Illustrated by Rachel Brian

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2

LoveReading View on Respect

A empowering, empathetic cartoon-packed kids’ guide to being the ruler of your own body, trusting instincts and self-reflection

January 2020 Book of the Month

“Your body belongs to you, and you get to set your own rules.” At once inspiring, informative and entertaining, this perfectly-pitched consent primer covers the concept of consent, setting boundaries, having control over your personal space and body, and being self-aware.

Ideal for use in the classroom as a fun and enlightening teaching aid, the appealingly bold cartoons present big issues in an admirably relatable manner. Alongside the clear explanation of what consent is and how to set boundaries, this empathy-nurturing book also shares valuable insights into how to be a supportive friend, making it a uniquely useful navigational tool.

Joanne Owen

More About This Book

Respect trailer UK v2 from Blue Seat Studios on Vimeo.

Respect Synopsis

From the co-creator of the viral 'Tea Consent' video, this is the perfect introduction to consent for kids and families everywhere. Your body belongs to you and you get to set your own rules, so that you may have boundaries for different people and sometimes they might change. Like when you hi-five your friends and kiss your kitten, but not the other way round!

But consent doesn't need to be confusing. From setting boundaries, to reflecting on your own behaviour and learning how to be an awesome bystander, this book will have you feeling confident, respected, and 100% in charge of yourself and your body.

Brought to life with funny and informative illustrations, this is the smart, playful and empowering book on consent that everyone has been waiting for.

Respect Reader Reviews

In addition to our LoveReading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

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. Full review

Melanie Chadwick (Librarian Reviewer)

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. Full review

Karen Fantarrow (Librarian Reviewer)

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. Full review

Harry Saddler (Age 8)

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

Angelito Francisco (Age 8)

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

Laura Corbett-Wilson (Teacher Reviewer)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526362216
Publication date: 9th January 2020
Author: Rachel Brian
Illustrator: Rachel Brian
Publisher: Wren & Rook an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Topics: Body / Health, Politics & Law, Self-Awareness / Self-Esteem

About Rachel Brian

Rachel Brian is the founder, owner, and principal animator of Blue Seat Studios. She is best known for her work on Tea Consent, a video that has been translated into over 20 languages and has had more than 150 million views worldwide across platforms. The follow-up, Consent for Kids, also has a tremendous following and has been translated into over 15 languages. A long-time artist, Rachel is a former researcher and an educator, having taught physiology, biology, and maths at both the high school and college level. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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