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Book size is 8-1/2 x 11 inches, softbound.

“I learned ways to keep myself safe." – Child

“The Kelly Bear approach helped me to realize how I can help my children by not only informing them, but also by encouraging them to develop a strong sense of self-esteem. Then they will feel more comfortable saying ‘no’ if they ever find themselves in a difficult situation." – Parent

“Reading this book with my grandson provided the opportunity for me to explain my ideas about alcohol and tobacco, and for him to ask important questions."
– Grandmother


Children, ages 3 to 9, find the Kelly Bear books fun to read again and again. All children readily identify with the green bear who serves as a positive role model for children. (Over 350,000 books being used throughout the world!)

Why do children LOVE Kelly Bear?
In the four books, Feelings, Behavior, Health, and Earth, Kelly Bear shares his feelings and experiences FIRST and then asks children about their lives. These books are to be read by a parent, teacher, counselor, or other adult with a child or children.

After reading each question, children respond as though they are conversing with Kelly Bear, so it is easier for them to speak openly. When the adult listens carefully and repeats what the child says, the child feels valued and accepted. The resulting adult-child communication and bonding fosters the child's self-confidence. The Kelly Bear books further children's social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.



GOAL: This book provides parents, teachers, counselors, or other adults with lessons that encourage positive, safe behaviors in children.

It contains:

  • Lessons on safety, poisons, alcohol, tobacco, and medicine
  • 5 role plays of situations that teach children “refusal skills” to use when rejecting alcohol and tobacco, the gateway drugs
  • A poster, “How to Say ‘No’ to Drugs”
  • 15 reproducible activity sheets with detailed suggestions for their use


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