Friday, May 2, 2014

Good Pictures Bad Pictures by Kristen Jenson, Gail Poyner, and Illustrated by Debbie Fox

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Title: Good Pictures Bad Pictures
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Reviewer: Karen
Genre: Non-Fiction
Rating: Fabulous
Alerts/Warnings: Talks about Pornography
Premise: "It only takes a few taps on a mobile device for a curious young child to find an endless supply of deviant, hard-core, and addicting pornography-all for free. Unfortunately, many young kids are being exposed to pornography without the slightest clue that it can damage their developing minds.

"Good Pictures Bad Pictures" is a comfortable, read-aloud story about a mom and dad who teach their child what pornography is, why it's dangerous, and how to reject it. Using easy-to-understand science and simple analogies, this ground-breaking book engages young kids to porn-proof their own brains.

The 5-point CAN DO Plan teaches kids how to avoid the brain-warping images of pornography and minimize the troubling memories of accidental exposure that often tempt kids to look for more and lead them into a dark and destructive addiction. To stay safe in the digital age, kids must install an internal filter in their own brain. "Good Pictures Bad Pictures" shows them how.

Parents will appreciate this resource to porn-proof their kids because it makes a difficult discussion easy and empowering. How? By teaching kids simple concepts about the brain and the process of addiction, and by giving them a specific strategy for keeping safe from the poison of pornography" (

Opinions: This book is BRILLIANT. It takes a very difficult topic to talk to your kids about and puts it in an honest, upfront, unabashed explanation that your kids can understand. Its the perfect book to span the chasm of talking about addictions and pornography. In fact, as soon as it came in from Amazon I ripped open the package and started reading. I wanted to get a good look at it before I approached my kids. My 6 year old came over and sat down on the couch next to me and asked, "What is good pictures/bad pictures?" I gave her a high-level explanation (which I had just read) and said I'd love to talk to her more about it, and to read the story to her, as soon as Daddy got the chance to read it too.  She was actually excited. I couldn't believe how simple and easy it was to talk with her about it. I also love how the book empowers the kids to come up with a plan of what to do if they ever face pornography head on.  I am so grateful for these ladies creating this book. I love it.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Thanks so much for the review of Good Pictures Bad Pictures! Let's give our kids a chance to grow up free from addiction and armed to defend themselves against the predatory porn industry!
Here's a short video about the book: