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Rissy No Kissies

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Sweet read-aloud story models consent and communication.

Rissy No Kissies book cover: Green and yellow bird with an orange beak

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Lovely rhymes and sweet illustrations beautifully capture a young bird's struggle to communicate that she doesn't like what other birds think is normal. Rissy No Kissies is a great read-aloud story about consent for very young kids, advocating for yourself, and understanding that everyone's expectations and comfort levels are different. The colorful illustrations capture Rissy's worry and discomfort, and her relief when her parents happily stand by her and help her navigate the situation.

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