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Testimonials

“The Rotary Club of Nundah is pleased to endorse (the Child Protection Books/Strategies) Koala and Bunny, Rhino and Elephant and Squirrel and Bunny as valuable tools in teaching children protective behaviours”. Chris Johnston, President 2014. Rotary Club of Nundah. http://nundahrotary.org.au/ I'm happy to

I'm happy to endorse the Koala and Bunny as a useful tool in teaching children.
Chancellor Leneen Forde, AC, Chancellor, Griffith University. Queensland, Australia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leneen_Forde

“Koala and Bunny provides a simple platform for children to have conversations about protective behaviours.”
Dr Chris Sarra, Executive Director, Stronger Smarter Institute. www.strongersmarter.qut.edu.au

"Kurbingui Sporting Association Inc., is pleased to endorse Koala and Bunny as a valuable child safety resource and we are aware that it is being used within our community. We encouage everyone in the community to use this resource.
Sue Perel, President, Kurbingui Sporting Association Incorporated. 2014. http://kurbinguisports.org.au/

Sexual Assault Clinic is pleased to endorse Koala and Bunny as an exceptional tool to use with children for teaching correct behaviour.
Michelle Bellion, Director, Sexual Assault Clinic, Benoni , Gauteng, South Africa. http://www.sexualassaultclinic.org

"I am pleased to endorse Koala and Bunny as a useful resource to help prevent children from becoming victims of abuse". Barry Watson, Elder in Residence, Communities for Children.

“I highly endorse Koala and Bunny to help teach all children the importance of appropriate and protective behaviors”. Mary Romero, '2014 Executive Woman of the Year' National Association of Professional Women, USA. http://mmmcconnell.wix.com/live-life-coaching

"I am pleased to endorse Koala and Bunny as a simple, non-confronting way of communicating a message to children to respect their own and other people’s bodies".
Dr. Deidre Michell. http://drdee-drdeethinkingoutloud.blogspot.com

"Koala and Bunny is straight to the point child protection”.
Derryn Hinch. Child Protection Advocate http://www.hinch.net

Al, it is a great pleasure to be part of this wonderful cast and we are aiming on taking it to greater heights.When are you gonna invite us over? Thulo Moshe Kabi. South Africa Police Service Academy Benoni Academy Rhyn n Elly(Africa) https://www.facebook.com/pages/SAPS-Benoni-Academy-Rhyn-n-Elly/739486506093721

The play simply deals with teaching children about hygiene, looking after themselves and protecting themselves from strangers and germs, but to a child that is being sexually molested or groomed it has a deeper meaning and empowers that child to come forth and report what is happening to them. Mr Al Smith the brain behind children's protective behaviour we say "big ups " to you and your hard work.  Emmy M Legodi South Africa Police Service Academy  (Africa)  Benoni  Academy Rhyn n Elly https://www.facebook.com/pages/SAPS-Benoni-Academy-Rhyn-n-Elly/739486506093721

"Koala and Bunny is a great way of touching on and dealing with the delicate and sensitive issue of prevention of sexual abuse, while also bringing the message of health and hygiene". Tiga Bayles. General Manager. 98.9fm Brisbane Indigenous Media Association. http://www.989fm.com.au

“ I am pleased to endorse Koala and Bunny as an essential interchange of information between parents and children and for developing trust and ongoing communication. It fills a niche”. Bernard Sanft. (Post Grad. Cert., Youth and Community Work)

Bud Ja Djan Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Indigenous Mens Council are pleased to Endorse and Support the Koala and Bunny Child Protection Publications". Edward Monaei. President 2014. Bud Ja Djan Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander Indigenous Mens Council. (Australia) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bud-Ja-Djan-Aboriginal-and-Torres-Strait-Islander-Mens-Council/562865153731313

“Koala and Bunny provides a simple platform for children to have conversations about protective behaviours.”
Dr Chris Sarra, Executive Director, Stronger Smarter Institute. www.strongersmarter.qut.edu.au

“I applaud you for the obvious hard work you have put into producing Koala and Bunny”
Dr. Leza Muza . B.A (Psych) (Hons), Psychologist.

“Using an analogy, Koala and Bunny instructs children about the types of acts that may constitute sexual abuse”.
Dr. Kerryann Walsh PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Learning Innovation,
School of Early Childhood, Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology.

"This is a simple, non-confronting way of communicating a message to children to respect their own and other people’s bodies.
Dr. Deidre Michell. http://drdee-drdeethinkingoutloud.blogspot.com

"I commend you in your efforts in developing Koala and Bunny as a practical and proactive approach to the prevention of sexual abuse of children”.
On behalf of Dr. Chris Burns MLA Minister for Education and Training, Northern Territory of Australia.

The details of your book have been added to the Schools Catalogue Information Systems (SCIS) database. (SCIS No: 1465203) The SCIS provides schools libraries throughout Australia New Zealand and overseas with the full publication details of catalogued resources to facilitate access and purchasing of the resources.
Dr Elizabeth Constable. MLA. Minister for Education, Western Aust.

“Koala and Bunny is a beautiful book”.
Dr Zofia Piotrowska-Hess

"As part of our workshop we use the Koala and Bunny Colouring in book.
We gave a workshop to the Child Welfare Society and Koala and Bunny was expressed as an exceptional tool to use with children for teaching correct behaviour.
Children and their caregivers have responded very well to Koala and Bunny".
Michelle Bellion, Director. Sexual Assault Clinic, Benoni ,Gauteng, South Africa.
www.sexualassaultclinic.org

“Koala and Bunny is a valuable tool in teaching children protective behaviours”.
Chancellor Leneen Forde, AC, Chancellor, Griffith University. Queensland, Australia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leneen_Forde

"I purposely gave the Koala and Bunny book to my daughter ( mother of 2 under 5 ) to help educate my grandchildren on this touchy subject ! My daughter was and is very happy with it's content and the way it is presented - thank you, Al Smith".
Principal Syl Johns, Principal, Kurbingui Sporting Association.

"Koala and Bunny is straight to the point child protection”.
Derryn Hinch. Child Protection Advocate http://www.hinch.net

"Koala and Bunny is a great way of touching on and dealing with the delicate and sensitive issue of prevention of sexual abuse, while also bringing the message of health and hygiene".
Tiga Bayles. General Manager. 98.9fm Brisbane Indigenous Media Association. http://www.989fm.com.au

"It is wonderful to see that you have taken this proactive approach and blended it with a useful book for children. I applaud your passion". Mayor Paul Pisasale, City of Ipswich.

“This is a fantastic resource for young kids and Al should be commended for his initiative and hard work in developing this book”.
Wayne Swan. M.P. Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.
(The Northside Community News. May 2010 ).

“Koala and Bunny is an essential interchange of information between parents and children for developing trust and ongoing communication. It fills a niche”.
Bernard Sanft. (Post Grad. Cert., Youth and Community Work)

" Koala and Bunny is beautifully presented, thoughtfully written and vibrantly illustrated". Elizabeth Drew, B.A (Psych) , Psychologist. (Ret).

"Excellent, Simple, a fun story and to the point. Not only does it teach the kids to protect themselves against predators, but also to look after their own health and well-being. I read it to my five and eight year old sons. They enjoyed the story and I then explained to them the moral behind the story. Well done".
Paul, Father of five, Special EducationTeacher.

"Koala and Bunny: Instilling Protective Behaviours in Children will become a significant milestone in the effort to protect our children against human predators".
Strategic Book Group http://sbpra.com/AlSmith/

“Your efforts in developing Koala and Bunny are commendable. If you have not already done so, you may wish to contact these authorities about making Koala and Bunny available to schools. On behalf of the Hon. Julia Gillard M.P. Prime Minister of Australia.

“I commend you on your efforts in developing Koala and Bunny”.
On behalf of The Hon. Peter Garrett A.M. M.P.
Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth.

“This is a fantastic resource for young kids and Al should be commended for his initiative and hard work in developing this book”.
Wayne Swan. M.P. Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.
( The Northside Community News. May 2010 )

"You are commended in you efforts to address sexualized behaviour in children and child sexual abuse through your book Koala and Bunny”.
On behalf of The Hon. Jenny Macklin M.P. Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs,

“I would like to commend you on developing such a helpful publication”.
On behalf of The Hon Kate Ellis MP.
Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth.

“The Premier commends you for producing this educational initiative for the protection of our greatest asset, our children”.
On behalf of The Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh MP

"You are to be commended for your initiative in promoting child safety and wellbeing".
On behalf of the Minister for Education and Training, Queensland, Geoff Wilson MP.

"I commend your efforts to help protect children in our community”.
Campbell Newman, Lord Mayor, Brisbane.

"I would like to commend you for your efforts in developing this resource to assist in the vital work of protecting children from sexual abuse".
Lesley Foster, Secretary, Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs.

"I commend you for creating a resource which will empower children to keep themselves safe". Clover Moore M.P. Lord Mayor of Sydney.

“ Koala and Bunny addresses an issue important not only to schools, but the broader community - the prevention of sexual abuse of children". On behalf of Verity Firth MP, Minister for Education and Training, New South Wales.

“The Chief Minister has asked me to commend you on the quality of your work”.
On Behalf of Jon Stanhope MLA Chief Minister, Australian Capital Territory.

“Your concerns in relation to keeping children safe are shared and I commend you for your effort in developing “Koala and Bunny” as a practical and proactive approach to the prevention of sexual abuse of children, and particularly those in Indigenous communities. On Behalf of Paul Henderson MLA. Chief Minister Northern Territory of Australia.

"I commend you on your efforts to address the important issues of sexualised behaviour in children and child sex abuse. Your title will be a valuable resource within the LINCs' Parent Resource Collection. This book will enhance the awareness of Australian children on a subject that is very topical and important to their future wellbeing".
Lin Thorp. Minister for Education and Skills, Minister for Children, Minister for Police and Emergency Management, Tasmania.

“Koala and Bunny” is an innovative educational tool”.
On behalf of the Minister for Health and Ageing, The Hon. Nicola Roxon M.P.

“The story of Koala and Bunny should provide an opportunity for parents to teach their children protective behaviours. I commend you on your goal to produce a resource for children. The Minister has requested that your publication be place in the Department of Communities Library”.
On Behalf of Phil Reeves MP, the Minister for Child Safety and Sport, Queensland.

"It is encouraging that Australians such as yourself are taking an active role in the area of prevention of the sexual abuse of children".
Neil Gaughan, Assistant Commissioner, Australian Federal Police.

“The books have been added to our resource Library".
Megan Petrass, Acting Manager. Planning and Governance, Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority

“Many thanks for the copy of Koala and Bunny. I will be adding this to our Children’s Literature Research Collection for permanent retention”.
State Library of South Australia.

Koala and Bunny is greatly appreciated and will be housed and well cared for as part of the Library’s collection and will be made available to the people of Victoria for their research and enjoyment. State Library of Victoria.

Your generosity in making Koala and Bunny available to the Library's collection is greatly appreciated. State Library of New South Wales.

"Thank you for your letter to the The Right Honourable Lord Mayor Michael Harbison. We would like to include your book in the parenting section of our collection". Adelaide City Council Library Service.

A very worthwhile theme, child protection, so would you mind sending us another copy (without the colouring in) so it can be included in our junior collection. City Of Sydney Library.

Thank you for Koala and Bunny. I envisage it will be a popular and well used resource.
Darwin City Council Libraries.

" I commend your efforts to help protect children in our community. I understand that you are happy with the offer made by Library Services to purchase five complete editions of the book". Campbell Newman, Lord Mayor, Brisbane.

Your title will be a valuable resource within the LINCs' Parent Resource Collection. This book will enhance the awareness of Australian children on a subject that is very topical and important to their future wellbeing".
Lin Thorp. Minister for Education and Skills, Minister for Children, Minister for Police and Emergency Management, Tasmania.

Koala and Bunny has been added to the Department of Communities library. The book will be available as a resource for child protection practitioners
Catherine Baulch Manager Client Service Innovation Qld Dept of Communities.

Public Opinions

"Excellent, Simple, a fun story and to the point. Not only does it teach the kids to protect themselves against predators, but also to look after their own health and well-being. I read it to my five and eight year old sons. They enjoyed the story and I then explained to them the moral behind the story. Well done". Paul, Father of five, Teacher.

"I will be using Koala and Bunny as an introduction to teach protective behaviours to intellectually disabled students. Thank you for a great resource". Roberta, Teacher.

" Koala and Bunny is a really great tool for installing protective behaviours in Children, from a very young age". Fred Leone, Musician. www.impossibleoddsrecords.com

"Koala and Bunny is essential storytelling. It demystifies the issues, and tackles the problem head on". Valerie. Director.

"A quite unique approach to this concerning problem. How could the actions of Koala and Bunny not influence both the old and the young". Betty. Senior

"This is a unique approach to child protection". Leonore. J.P. Teacher.

"This is a wonderfully, beautiful tool to help our children begin to make their own boundaries. Thanks so much for sharing! " Mary Romero Live Life Coaching

"My ten year old son read this and said “This is a good way of putting it”. Tracy, Mother of three.

"A simple and straight forward approach that is easy to explain to kids".
Cepha Mother of six.

"I’ve put this away for when my kids have children". Kim, Mother of two.

"Interesting". Peter, Father of ten.

"This is something that should be used as a prevention method for all children as early as possible". Patrick, Father of two.

"I am sure that if my 4 and 5 year old nephews had been aware of this, the sexual abuse they suffered would not have gone as far as it did". Alan.

" My 6 year old daughter is comfortable with these stories". Tracey, Mother of three.

" This book should be in every pre-school. John, Survivor of abuse".

"Interesting and helpful". Alwyn, Grandfather.

" Very good, I would read this to my children, well done". Fiona, Mother of three.

"A good little book for kids". Brent.

"I take my hat off to you". Wal. Father of five

"Koala and Bunny is deadly. I gave it to my grandchildren for Christmas". Leanne Grandmother.

" Everyone should be taught all that is in this book". Gilbert, Grandfather.

"Koala and Bunny confronts every parents worst nightmare". Harry, Elder.

"This is a tactful approach to child protection, I would read to my five year old son".
Tracy. Mother of three.

"If it makes kids more aware, it must help". Peter. Father of two.

"Every parent needs to teach this to their children". Judy, Mother of two.

"I would be comfortable teaching this to my grandchildren". Sue, Grandmother.

"My six year old daughter loves Koala and Bunny. She takes it everywhere with her and is always colouring it in". Euranda. Mother of Six.

"Koala and Bunny is a revolution in Child Protection". Francis Grandmother.

"Koala and Bunny is an effective lesson in inappropriate touching". Sandra Mother.

"Engaging. Presents issues and behaviours that are taboo for some families to recognise and accept. Recognises the need for validation and enforcement with love, in terms of developing intimacy for young ones". Marikar.