The Kid Trapper

A Picture Book to Help Discuss Child Molestation and Sexual Abuse in a Non-Threatening Way


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The number one reason child sexual abuse victims don’t tell is that they are afraid they won’t be believed.

This book addresses the most often misunderstood piece in the puzzle of the sexual victimization of children, and that is acquaintance molestation. The Kid Trapper offers counselors, parents, teachers, and children a safe and non-threatening way to address this painful issue.

In a non-offensive manner, it takes the extremely sensitive issue of child-molestation and presents it in a way that gives the victim power and strength. Can be used to teach children and adults to recognize and prevent traps set by acquaintance molesters. It can also be used as a diagnostic and therapy tool helping to relieve blame and guilt for both child and parent. Includes the following:

  • Important statistics
  • How to spot a child molester
  • Traps often used by predators
  • What you would hear from a sexual predator

Endorsed by Child Watch of North America.

Written by Julia Cook
Illustrated by Cynthia Brundage
Paperback ISBN 9781931636575
Grades 3-6
32 pages
Release Date September 1, 2010

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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.”

This is a well-written, well-illustrated book that uses simple language to gently approach a difficult subject in a nonthreatening manner. It succeeds in being able to open a conversation with a child who may have been victimized without planting thoughts in that child’s mind. Every professional who works with children should have a copy of this book in their library. It will definitely be in mine.

F. E. Bowers, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Supervising Psychologist

The Kid Trapper is revolutionary in that it not only offers healing for the innocent child, but prevention of this heinous crime against children. Beautifully illustrated in a manner that will educate and not intimidate; The Kid Trapper can be used with a child of any age. This book is a powerful gift for parents, educators and all other professionals who work with children. I highly endorse this book and Julia Cook for the courage to write about this most hidden epidemic in America.

Claire R. Reeves, MA, C.C.D.C., Ph.D.
President/Founder, Mothers Against Sexual Abuse, MASA, Author of Childhood – It Should Not Hurt


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