When Mary Elizabeth moves into a pretty new house with her mommy and meets the man who will be her new dad, she’s very excited. She has her own room with butterflies on the wall, new dolls and toys, and a closet full of new clothes and shoes. She feels like a princess!
But there’s a dragon in the princess’s new castle. Mary Elizabeth’s new daddy is not who he appears to be. He invades her personal space and touches her private place, which makes her cry and feel sad. Daddy says this is their secret and that she shouldn’t tell or else the police will come and take him away. But Mommy said if anyone ever touched her in a way that made her feel uncomfortable or tried to hurt her, Mary Elizabeth should tell her. What should she do?
In this children’s story, when a little girl gets a new stepfather and he invades her personal space, she must decide whether to keep the secret or tell her mother the truth.