Stop! Don't Eat Me is the first of an inspired series of children's books designed to expose children early to global problems by magically exploring issues such as global poverty, hunger, and environmental concerns that privileged kids should know about.
The journey is gentle, but the seeds planted are intended to bear fruit as children grow in an increasingly challenging world. Children sensitized to their role as changemakers can begin early to help solve international social problems.
Stop! Don't Eat Me, written by Naomi Poole and illustrated by Dave Parker, is the first of a series of fun children's books that use magic and simple messages to convey global issues. This inaugural book in the series teaches kids (and their parents and teachers!) about fair trade chocolate in a delightful story that takes the wide-eyed character, Bobby, via 'chocolate time travel' to a chocolate factory, an ancient Aztec country, a field in South America where a little girl shares a meager meal after spending 13 hours working, and a fair trade shop in England. Bobby learns about his own individual consumer power to make a difference.
All profits from the sale of this book go to PeaceDiviners International Inc., a social enterprise that raises awareness among the privileged of problems in the Majority World and provides funds to sustain social entrepreneurs who are working to eliminate them, including those operating in the world of Fair Trade.
- Ages: 7-11/adult
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Published: PeaceDiviners International, 2004
- Dimensions: 11 X 8.5, fully illustrated, four colours