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

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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, ...
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Overview

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.
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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

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575422336
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/15/2007
  • Series: Laugh & Learn
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 78,305
  • Age range: 8 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    Perfect for BOYS!

    I try not to follow typical gender roles with my daughter so I bought a few different types of manners books. This one looked funny, and it is, but definitely geared for boys. I don't regret the purchase. We are still going to finish it. I mean, she should know how to identify respectful behavior in boys as well at a young age right? Overall, very cute.

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  • Posted November 18, 2011

    Highly recommend! Easy to read with my 8 yr old son!

    This is a perfect book for 8yr old boys! We have been reading it together and there is never a dull moment! The book reinforces proper "rules of etiquette", but makes you laugh at the same time!

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  • Posted April 16, 2010

    Perfect for children, families, classrooms, after school care!

    This is self-help for kids that works. It is about MANNERS, a topic too often forgotten and ignored. It includes polite words, rude words, mall manners, school manners, table manners, how to treat guests, online e-tiquette and more. It is easy to read aloud and the kids enjoy finding out if they know the difference between good manners and bad manners. They will be the ones to benefit as they go through life without offending the adults in their midst. Some kids do not learn quickly by example and osmosis. Others do not have enough good examples in their life. They all really need the information in this book.

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