A reivew of one of the books in the new Helping Hands series by Sarah, Duchess of York, will appear in the Back to School Roundup in the August issue of Booklist. But this entry in the series caught my eye: Ashley Learns About Strangers. A red-headed girl gets lost in a store. All ends well, but Ashley’s parents inform her some grownups are “not nice, even if at first they may seem to be.” A list of things to remember about strangers follows: You’ll be much safer with people you know. Don’t talk to strangers. And definitely don’t take a their candy or treats.
Oh Sarah, Duchess of York, such wise advice. It’s the treats that will get you in trouble every time.