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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. 

"Koala and Bunny is straight to the point child protection”.
Derryn Hinch. Child Protection Advocate.

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

"The Koala and Bunny & Rhino and Elephant books are such an interactive child friendly way to facilitate pre-school and primary school children to own their bodies. So effective to explain safe and unsafe touch to enhance child safety".
Edwina Pereira, Executive Director, Child First Foundation, Bangalore, India.

"Koala and Bunny is a valuable tool in teaching children protective behaviours. I'm happy to endorse the Koala and Bunny as a useful tool in teaching children".
Chancellor Leneen Forde, AC, Governor of Queensland, Chancellor, Griffith University. Queensland, Australia.

"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 (RIP). Honary Rotarian, General Manager. 98.9fm Brisbane Indigenous Media Association. http://www.989fm.com.au

“Al Smith’s dedication to instilling protective behaviours in children and his success in establishing the distribution of the Koala & Bunny resources both around Australia and around the world is to be commended".
Karyn Walsh, AM, CEO, Micah Projects.

"Koala and Bunny are great resources for teaching children protective behaviours".
Dr Mark Wenitong, Founder, Australian Indigenous Doctors Association.

“Rhino and Elephant will not only provide a lot of inspiration to children but it will be a learning factors for all Nations. Best wishes from India”.
Satya Ranjan Mishra, Director National Peace Unison (India), International Peace Ambassador-L'ace France Europe For South Asia.

"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, Australia Day Ambassador in 2015, Elder of the Year for South East Queensland by the Department of Education.

"The Koala and Bunny Book is a great resource. It is a creative and unique story which focuses on an issue that is very, very real. Al Smith has certainly come up with an innovative way of imparting an important message to children.”
The Hon Warren Entsch MP, Federal Member for Leichhardt.

"Koala and Bunny is such an amazing resource. I strongly believe that it is not just a “must have” resource for all Child service organisations or agencies but a terrific “go to” in the homes and minds of all families who continue to nurture,
love and keep their young ones happy and safe".
Charles Jia, MomenTIM, Regional Coordinator, IUIH.

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

"I am pleased to endorse Koala and Bunny as a really great tool for installing protective behaviours in Children, from a very young age.
Within the Education system, on the streets and also Youth Justice, If you have little ones this book is definitely a must have".
Fred Leone, Musician.

"Koala and Bunny and Rhino and Elephant are very simple to use, but packs a child centred powerful message to safeguard our children".
Yaina Samuels Founder/CEO NuHi Training.

"Koala and Bunny is really useful and innovative for children to learn about protecting themselves and to explain good and bad touch to kindergarten children. The children learnt important tips on how to protect their bodies".
INSA-India.

"Koala and Bunny is a great resource to educate young people about inappropriate behaviours".
Sammy Leone. Australian Indigenous Boxing Champion 2004/2007.

“Congratulations on your latest endeavour, Koala and Bunny".
James T. Musician. Canned Heat

"Learn with Grandma is very pleased to endorse and promote these excellent freely downloadable books (Koala and Bunny ~Rhino and Elephant) that are helping children in so many countries".
Valerie Wood-Gaiger, MBE, Learn With Grandma International.

"Rhino and Elephant is an amazing child protection tool. I love the story and logic behind the method".
Anita Koroma, Girl Child Network, Sierra Leone.

"I’m sure in the hands of a caring parent this story will de-mystify our bodies and thus mitigate some of the abuse”.
Alan O’Day. Musician/Songwriter.

"Aboriginal Social Media Communications Network Australia proudly endorses and supports Koala and Bunny ~ Teaching Children Protective Behaviours".
Ricky Pascoe. Ngarabal/Darug Man, Director.

"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.

"I am pleased to endorse Koala and Bunny Books as a wonderful resource for the protection of our Children".
Syl Johns. Founder, Kurbingui Youth Development.

"Koala and Bunny is a positive plan to help protect our Children. It helps us become aware and essentially, we know what we have to do.
It also teaches personal cleanliness, something which should be a part of the growing up process".
Robert West. Chairman, Umpi Korumba Housing, Wakka Wakka Nation Elder.

“We are blessed to have this wonderful resource for our Playgroup. It is such an important message to share”
Elsie Baker, Thursday Island Playgroup Coordinator.
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"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 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.

"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.

“The Koala and Bunny Book is an important resource which can be used as a part of child protection strategies.”
Dr Christian A. C. Rowan MP.

"We look forward to being able to share this very important message (Koala and Bunny) with our mob to keep them safe".
Team Leader, Foster and Kinship Care Program, Goolburri Aboriginal Health Advancement Co. Ltd.

"The play (Rhino and Elephant) 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".
Emmy M Legodi South Africa Police Service Academy (Africa) Benoni Training Academy.

"Koala and Bunny books are really beneficial to point and describe the story and gets down to the Childrens’ level".
Roselyn Thomas, Program Co-Ordinator, Chronic Diseases, Cunnamulla Primary Health Care Centre.

"As an Elder of the South Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, I am pleased to endorse Koala and Bunny as an aid to help children with their special needs".
Eugene Cameron.

"A fabulous resource for anyone working with children”.
Dr Natalie Clohesy.

"The message in Koala and Bunny is very soft but is powerful beyond words. Great educational easy book to have at hand".
Patsi Mawn, Senior Indigenous Project Officer.

"Koala and Bunny is a wonderful resource to teach our children about protective behaviours".
Felicity Doolan, Senior Health Worker, Woorabinda Multipurpose Health Centre.

"As a Mother of three, I love Koala and Bunny, because it helps to Educate, Empower and Protect Children".
Wyomie Robertson, Transform Life Coaching.

"Koala and Bunny sets a platform for Childrens’ Parents or Guardians to discuss important and sometimes taboo subjects with sensitivity and care".
Tyler Johns, Director Volti Electrical.

"Koala and Bunny is a great little book for Teaching Children Protective Behaviours"
Pat Leavy.

“ 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)

“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.

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

"Koala and Bunny are very popular and the Children love them. Parents think they are a good resource, simple, and easy to understand".
Sandra Ambrum, Family Wellbeing Co-Ordinatior, Mamu Health Service Ltd.

"Honestly mate,so damn proud of you and what you have achieved and still doing, not just for our mob but on a global context".
Much respect. Anthony Ghee, BDT (CKNU)

"We are pleased to include the Koala and Bunny Books in our School Packs".
Pat Hill. Inala Elders.

"The Koala And Bunny Books are a must for all Communities".
Marshall Saunders.

" 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 Gordon, Special Education Teacher.

"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/

"Children should know of their body opening parts like the eyes, nose, ears, mouth and private parts, their functions and not allowing others to touch them".
Ruth Mutuzo. Chapter Leader, Kids For Peace. Kanyanya, Kampala, Uganda.

"We here at the office appreciate the Koala and Bunny Books and have planned for their use with some very needing children and families".
Aboriginal Family Case Worker, Clarence Valley IFBS

"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.