Dude, That's Rude!: (Get Some Manners)

Dude, That's Rude!: (Get Some Manners)

by Pamela Espeland
     
 

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Kids today need manners more than ever, and Dude, That’s Rude! makes it fun and easy to get some. Full-color cartoons and kid-friendly text teach the basics of polite behavior in all kinds of situations—at home, at school, in the bathroom, on the phone, at the mall, and more. Kids learn Power Words to use and P.U. Words to avoid, why their

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Kids today need manners more than ever, and Dude, That’s Rude! makes it fun and easy to get some. Full-color cartoons and kid-friendly text teach the basics of polite behavior in all kinds of situations—at home, at school, in the bathroom, on the phone, at the mall, and more. Kids learn Power Words to use and P.U. Words to avoid, why their family deserves their best manners, and the essentials of e-tiquette (politeness online). It seems like light reading, but it’s serious stuff: Manners are major social skills, and this book gives kids a great start.

Editorial Reviews

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iParenting Media Award Winner: Excellent Product for 2007

“Boys will love this! Rather than getting yelled or preached at, this book takes a fun look at typical forms of rudeness and makes them totally uncool. Being polite, kind to others, is a first step in helping a child walk the talk of social justice.”—Reach and Teach

“In a humorous but informative fashion, Dude, That’s Rude! will provide kids with the necessary do’s and don’ts of good manners, the reasons why they are important, and lots of effective ‘smooth moves’ for sticky situations.”—Sally Hengeveld, librarian, The Stratford Gazette

Children's Literature
Espeland and Verdick break down the barriers of formal etiquette to help young readers adopt a more mannerly lifestyle. Their conversational writing style will have readers smiling and nodding in agreement as they use everyday examples, include fun puns, incorporate age-appropriate humor, and explain how manners make life better. Chapters include the following mannerly topics: words of politeness, family etiquette, appropriate body language and body manners, dining and phone manners, proper manners to give and receive gifts, etiquette online, and classroom manners. Also included are a manners quiz, quick facts and two regular sidebars: �Fancy Pants Manners, helping readers take their etiquette a step further,� and �Clue 4 U, tips to make everyday etiquette less confusing.� Mark�s cartoon-like illustrations help explain the scenarios the authors describe and keep the tone light and informal. All in all, this pocket-sized text will appeal to both mannerly-minded and mannerless boys and girls everywhere. Reviewer: Elizabeth Sulock

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575422336
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/15/2007
Series:
Laugh & Learn
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
82,949
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 13 Years

Meet the Author


Pamela Espeland has authored, coauthored, or edited over 200 books for Free Spirit Publishing on a variety of subjects. Pamela graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and currently lives in Minneapolis with her husband, John Whiting, and two little dogs.

Elizabeth Verdick is a children's book writer and editor.  She lives in Minnesota with her husband and their two children.

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