Kissing Not Allowed reaches beyond the usual scope of a children's picture book. It is a parenting book that introduces a very difficult topic--the sexual abuse of young children. This gentle, thoughtful story can be read aloud to a child by any trusted caregiver.
In the story, it is all well and good that Lena and her parents always get so many visitors. Constantly, Lena got hugged, squeezed, and kissed by uncle and aunt, grandma and grandpa, even the neighbor. That sucks! But how she says "No!" to the adults? Lena has a fantastic idea ...
In Kissing Not Allowed, the author Petra Mönter and the illustrator Sabine Wiemers manage to present a serious issue amusing and cheerful, but still impressive. This is a brightly illustrated book from which children and parents learn that it is perfectly fine sometimes to say "NO". A book that helps to say NO. A book that makes children strong!