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I planning to write a children's book talking about sexual-abuse. All characters are animals. In this book, text will not show any bad/adult words. In other side, images will show some references, acts or points showing sexual-abuse for kids. Adult will understand those references rather than children. What ages I should targeting? Should I put a warning on cover page? Is there similar book in market?

 

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In my experience (speaking as a parent), books on the topic you're talking about aren't presented from a negative angle, as being "about sexual abuse." Rather, they're presented from the positive angle of learning about consent, of kids having ownership of and personal control over their bodies, and of understanding the different parts of the body and why some parts are considered more private than others.

Probably the best thing to do is to read as many of the books that are already out there on the topic as possible. How do these books handle issues? What role do illustrations play? What do parents say in the reviews about what they like and don't like about each book? Is there an opening for you to do something better than the existing books while not stepping outside established best practices? (Emphasis on that last bit, since this is a highly sensitive topic.)

A few examples:

https://www.amazon.com/My-Body-Belongs-Head-Toes-ebook/dp/B00EBO2DSI/
https://www.amazon.com/Said-No-kid-kid-keeping-ebook/dp/B07N4BPXPQ/
https://www.amazon.com/Private-Parts-Teaching-Children-Touching-ebook/dp/B00PZ6QBL6/
https://www.amazon.com/Some-Secrets-Should-Never-Kept-ebook/dp/B00TZAQ1O0/
https://www.amazon.com/C-Consent-Eleanor-Morrison-ebook/dp/B07CRTPD34/

There's a lot out there on this subject. The above are just a few.
 

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Thank you of this information. I'm trying to make the story have two different views.
- For a child, is a mistake to trust a stranger. Build a relationship with unknown person who is bigger than you could harm you.
- For adult, is a mistake to leave you child alone and think people will take care of him. Divorce, may lead she/he to throw his child in wrong side.
for your questions, Illustration will play good role to explain the characters emotions and face expression. I read some reviews and they are right in some points. I'm trying to write something make the adult feel more sorry and should not do what the characters"parents" do to their child in the story.
 
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