EVERYTHING FAMILY &
"Mother of Family Ideas"
Tale in Pumpernickel Park
by Gorp as told to
36 pages, 10 3/4"
x 8 3/4"
Illustrated. Full Color.
Usually shipped within 48 hours
ISBN # 0-9724249-1-1
Gorp's Secret Teacher's/Counselor’s Guide
This Teacher's Guide is designed to accompany the book, Gorp's Secret.
Gorp's Secret Guide for Teachers, Counselors, and Parents
by Tracy Atwell, M. Ed.
that help you and your children deal with sensitive issues!
BOOKS by GORP to keep children safe...
Protect Children from Gun
The Gorp's Gift
by Sherri Chessen
A Book for Peace, not
by Sherri Chessen
A Tale of
Diversity, Tolerance, and Love in Pumpernickel Park
. . .
children to stop the cycle of child abuse.
The other kids in Pumpernickel Park can tell something’s
wrong with Missy Muffin. Usually smiley and bright, lately
she’s sad and tearful, even at school. Her caring teacher
sends Missy to the nurse, who takes one look at Missy and
remembers another, Pumpkin Pie, whose smiling ceased suddenly
Unfortunately, both were the one out of every four girls
and seven boys in the United States who is a victim of sexual
Though it is a subject difficult for anyone to discuss,
Gorp offers kind and caring words that warn children about
sexual predators. The motto, “No Touching by Others What My
Bathing Suit Covers,” is simple but empowers children to
respond if they are approached.
In addition, Gorp’s Secret provides words of comfort to
young victims, making certain they understand that what
happened is not their fault.
"If you want to have peace in the
world, we have to start with the children."
This incredibly adorable
'beanie' serves as a constant reminder to the children of
their pledges to safety....nice for adults, too.
Baby Gorp "beanie"
within 48 hours
About the Author Gorp & Sherri Chessen
Gorp was born
to be a symbol of all things good and non-violent. He helps
children learn lessons like respect and responsibility while
being loving, kind, friendly, and fair. When Gorp isn't busy
writing, helping others, or on the rainbow, he lives with
Sherri Chessen, wherever she may be. Gorp loved when Sherri
was a Romper Room teacher on TV, as she always saw him in her
Illustrator Linda Bronson has illustrated more than ten
books for children, including The Three Funny Friends
by Charlotte Zolotow and Moe McTooth by Eileen
Spinelli. She lives with her husband Charlie and
daughter Frances in an old farmhouse in upstate Connecticut.
What they are saying about Gorp's Secret...
I've searched for years for material I could
use with kids that would be entertaining, but still teach
everything they need to know about keeping safe from child
abuse. I found it in Gorp's Secret. It's brilliant!"
– Lisa Salo,
MSED Program Coordinator,
First Witness Child Abuse Resource
This is the first step to stopping abuse.
Education is the key. Many thanks, Gorp and Sherri, for your
– Martha Burke,
The Advocates, Hailey, Idaho.
"Gorp's Secret can truly empower children
and can help us stop the cycle of child abuse."
– Wilene M. Lampert, Ph.D.,
Executive Director Southern Arizona Children's Advocacy
two-fold approach is perfect for a child who needs to heal
from hurting; and, it presents a delicate subject in a way
that strengthens any child with information and a plan of
action to keep them safe. Gorp's Secret can
prevent children from being deceived and hurt as well
as alleviate the type of pain and guilt that some people
close to me have experienced. Keeping children safe from
abuse is of utmost importance to me.