A mongoose battles two devious and deadly Cobras, that are bent on destroying a human family that had saved him from drowning.
One of the all time great children's stories, Rikki Tikki Tavi tells of an Indian mongoose rescued by a British family. He overhears two Cobras planning to make the walled family garden safe for their hatchlings —by killing his benefactors! Rikki, in justice & loyalty to the family, determines to defeat the deadly cobras. For a children's story, the war of wits & agility that ensues is remarkable and compelling.
Caillou learns that several everyday things require special care and respect.
We consider this a useful story because young children can see that Caillou learns –from just the right amount of experience– that standing on a chair is risky, handling snow without mittens is cold, and that the stove is hot. This is typical Caillou: bland, but it does create a means for opening a dialogue with your child about safety.
"You Can Say No" identifies improper solicitations from adults and indicates what children ought to do.
You Can Say No presents risky scenarios children should recognize, and suggests what they should do. These include getting lost in a department store, finding a policeman, a stranger offering a lift (saying "Mom wants you home"), men who invite children into private spaces offering games or candy, and family members who touch too much. The scenarios are a bit scary for sensitive children, but that might be useful for careless or overly trusting children.