Mitzi and the Big Bad Nosy Wolf: A Digital Citizenship Story (Hardcover)

Mitzi and the Big Bad Nosy Wolf: A Digital Citizenship Story By Teresa Bateman, Jannie Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Teresa Bateman, Jannie Ho (Illustrator)
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A clever lamb outsmarts a nosy wolf in this humorous fable about online safety for young children.

When a furry stranger named Rolf starts asking Mitzi questions about her name, where she lives, where her mom and dad work, and more, Mitzi quickly devises a strategy to dispatch the nosy wolf using her dance skills!

A refrain of “That’s Private!” teaches kids the importance of privacy when it comes to sharing personal information while hilarious visual gags keep the reading experience light.
Author Teresa Bateman created Mitzi when she was a school librarian as a way to talk with her students about the dos and don'ts of online safety. Perfect for teaching children how to use the internet in a safe, respectful manner, Mitzi and the Big Bad Nosy Wolf is just the book for today's young digital citizens.

Back matter includes Mitzi’s Rules for Digital Citizenship, which outlines best practices when using the internet, from safety to cyberbullying; a glossary that include such terms as public, private, and digital footprint; and a memory game activity for at home or classroom use.

About the Author

Teresa Bateman is an award-winning author and retired school librarian. She has won both the Storytelling World Award and the Anne Izard Storyteller's Award. Her books include Keeper of Soles, an ALA Notable Children's Book, and Job Wanted, which as nominated for The Washington Children's Choice Award, The New York State Charlotte Award, the Young Hoosier Book Award, and the Virginia Readers' Choice Award. She lives in Tacoma, Washington.

Jannie Ho is a children’s book illustrator and former art director and graphic designer, having worked at such places as Nickelodeon, Scholastic, and TIME Magazine for Kids. She lives in Boston, MA

Praise For…

"The book uses humor to lighten the message-driven text, offering caregivers a safe, comfortable way to broach a tough subject with children. The digital illustrations are cute and expressive. . . . Bateman caps off the book with backmatter that educates young readers about digital citizenship and privacy. A useful object lesson for teaching kids how to be smart about strangers."—Kirkus Reviews

"It is never too early to teach safe and responsible online usage. . . . A cautionary tale about strangers for the young set."—School Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9780823445172
ISBN-10: 0823445178
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: January 18th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English