About What If?
With diverse and colourful characters, beautiful illustrations and an engaging rhyming format, take a walk through different scenarios related to important topics of consent and body boundaries with one powerful question: “What if?”
Exploring key skills such as personal space, emotions and safe and unsafe touches, this book is suitable for children aged 3 to 8 years and aims to empower them to protect and take charge of their own bodies.
Also included is a comprehensive discussion guide for parents, educators and caregivers to help them navigate tough conversations.
What if? is the first publication by makchic, a trusted source and voice for Malaysian parents. makchic has organised events and workshops addressing sexuality education and child sexual abuse prevention, and this book is a continuation of our efforts to support and uplift all families in their quest to parent well, learn well, and live well.
Kimberly Lee is a lawyer, makchic’s Managing Editor, and mum to two wildling boys. She is the author of Boys Don’t Fry (Macmillan US, 2023) and a firm believer in the right of every child to have their voice heard. Find her at www.kimberlyleebooks.com.
Liyana Taff loves bonding with others over books and believes they are a wonderful tool to start a conversation you might not have otherwise. She is makchic’s Special Projects Director and is a mum to three kids (with another on the way) who describe her as “sweet, kind and angry.”
Delia Razak is an illustrator and a visual designer who loves being involved in storytelling projects. She is a strong believer in the empowerment of children and thinks that illustrations are great educational tools to simplify heavy topics. Find her at www.deliarazak.com.
More in store!
Looking to take the conversation further?
Visit our resources page for more guided activities and downloadable material to supplement the Discussion Guide of What if?
Frequently Asked Questions
This kickstarting campaign is to crowdfund the publication of makchic’s first children’s picture book titled What if?.
Your name will be listed as a supporter in the What if? book. A copy of the book will be delivered to you at no additional cost.
The books are expected to be delivered mid-October 2021. You will receive a tracking status on your mobile once it is on the way to you. Postage for our supporters is free. Shipping is only within Malaysia for now.
You may choose to donate the books to our participating NGOs. Kindly select which one of our NGOs you would like to donate your book(s) to. You may only select one NGO per order.
You may make payment at details below with ‘Whatif’ as reference. Kindly email the payment slip to email@example.com
Bank details: Makchic Sdn. Bhd
CIMB Bank – 8010754382, DuitNow Business ID – 1422896X
A confirmation email should be sent to you within 3 working days. Do drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you don’t hear from us within that time. Thank you!
All sales are final and are strictly non-refundable.
The books will be available for purchase online at a retail price of RM39.90 excluding shipping.