I've searched for years for material I could use with kids that would be entertaining, but still teach everything they need to know about keeping safe from child abuse. I found it in Gorp's Secret. It's brilliant!"
– Lisa Salo,
MSED Program Coordinator, First Witness Child Abuse Resource Center,
This is the first step to stopping abuse. Education is the key. Many thanks, Gorp and Sherri, for your excellent work.
– Martha Burke,
The Advocates, Hailey, Idaho.
"Gorp's Secret can truly empower children and can help us stop the cycle of child abuse."
– Wilene M. Lampert, Ph.D.,
Executive Director Southern Arizona Children's Advocacy Center
NOTE: This is a very difficult book about a delicate, but vital subject. Gorp wrote it because he wants to keep our children safe always… all ways!
The other kids in Pumpernickel Park can tell something’s wrong with Missy Muffin. Usually smiley and bright, lately she’s sad and tearful, even at school. Her caring teacher sends Missy to the nurse, who takes one look at Missy and remembers another, Pumpkin Pie, whose smiling ceased suddenly one day.
Unfortunately, both were the one out of every four girls and seven boys in the United States who is a victim of sexual abuse.
Though it is a subject difficult for anyone to discuss, Gorp offers kind and caring words that warn children about sexual predators. The motto, “No Touching by Others What My Bathing Suit Covers,” is simple but empowers children to respond if they are approached.
In addition, Gorp’s Secret provides words of comfort to young victims, making certain they understand that what happened is not their fault.