Cool K.A.T.S. Don't Smoke!
Every day, in every city, in every town, in every neighborhood you know, more than 3,000 teenagers smoke their first cigarette. Maybe you're curious what smoking is all about. What it feels like, what it tastes like, if you would look cool if you smoked too. Cool KAT Kitty is here to share the real-deal about smoking and tobacco. What it is, and what it isn't… This entertaining and educational book explores the mindset of kids and why they might be tempted to smoke. It goes beyond the typical "smoking is bad for you" message, and looks at how peer pressure, media influence, and marketing tactics by tobacco companies are all designed to make tobacco products attractive to kids. This book hits the right balance of being interesting and factual without "talking down" to kids or over-simplifying the message. This book addresses the dangers of nicotine, the "4 Lies Tobacco companies want you to believe", and the current trends in the tobacco industry - including e-cigarettes. Written for grades 3 - 7. Ideal for educators, home-schoolers, parents, and D.A.R.E. program coordinators looking for an engaging, age-appropriate resource to help prevent kids from ever picking up that first cigarette.
Age Range: 9 and up
Paperback: 28 pages
Publisher: BookBaby (June 30, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.7 x 0.3 inches
What readers say:
"As a teacher, I think elementary and middle schools should add this book to classroom libraries! This colorful, fun book goes beyond the simple message "don't smoke" but makes kids think about what the cigarettes are made of...how they are harmful...and what "addiction" means. It does a good job at showing that the motivation to "get people addicted" is behind the "coolness" campaigns. Great illustrations - great points....would be a nice resource for health classes, too."
~ S. Matteucci
"A great resource for parents and children of all ages. I read this with my 10 and 12 year olds and had my teens read it as well. With e-cigarettes becoming so popular, it's important to get this message into their heads early and often. Thank you Hannah for this book!"