I’m NOT Scared, I’m Prepared!

Because I Know All About ALICE


SKU: B424-Net

When faced with danger you must DO something.

The teacher at the Ant Hill School wants her students to be prepared – for everything! One day, she teaches her students what to do if a “dangerous someone” is in their school.

“I’ll be your shepherd, and you’re all my sheep,
so you must do what I say.
Pretend there’s a wolf in our building,
and we MUST stay out of his way!”

“We need a great plan of action
in case we start to get scared.
The ALICE Plan will work the best,
to help us be prepared.”

Unfortunately, in the world we now live in, we must ask the essential question: What are the options for survival if we find ourselves in a violent intruder event?

I’m Not Scared…I’m Prepared! will enhance the ALICE concepts and make them applicable to children of all ages in a non-fearful way. By using this book, children can develop a better understanding of what needs to be done if they ever encounter a “dangerous someone.”

Written by Julia Cook
Illustrated by Michelle Hazelwood Hyde
Paperback ISBN 9781937870287
Grades K-6
32 pages
Release Date May 1, 2014

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National Center for Youth Issues

Julia Cook, M.S. is a award-winning children’s author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools and speaks at education and counseling conferences nationally and internationally. Julia has published almost one hundred children’s books on a wide range of character and social development topics, and regularly contributes to print and television media about these topics. The goal behind Cook’s work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem-solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the “what to say” and the “how to say it.”

I applaud Julia and the ALICE Training Institute for providing education to our young students about potential school intruders through I’m Not Scared…I’m Prepared! While it is a scary subject, it’s also a genuine threat, and students as well as staff deserve preparation. I’m Not Scared…I’m Prepared! helps students envision their reaction to an intruder prior to an incident. Because students are accustomed to the step-by-step ways schools normally function, it’s important to show them that there is no singular response to these dynamic events.

Joey Melvin
Former School Resource Officer and Deputy Director of The Comprehensive School

Administrators/Educators, I’m Not Scared…I’m Prepared! is a brilliant, proactive way of educating children how to handle lockdown and evacuation situations. Julia has certainly created a dynamic tool for educators to talk to children in “kid terms” about what to do if there is an intruder in the building. The Sheep, The Shepherd and The Wolf Drill will empower communities nationwide to improve school safety.

Erin E. Bowden M.S.
Professional School Counselor

Applause to Julia Cool for crating an educational story for students on how to handle a lockdown, evacuation or a dangerous person on campus. The genius here is how she turned a familiar story into a “training” to enhance the Alice Drill concepts which makes a scary topic less scary. Our students and communities do need to be prepared and this book is a great start to educating and discussing these sensitive topics. I recommend this book as a read aloud and a educational tool to start the school year.

Jessica Perez
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