Emily Post's The Guide to Good Manners for Kids

Emily Post's The Guide to Good Manners for Kids

by Cindy Post Senning, Steve Bjorkman, Peggy Post
     
 

Since 1922, the name Emily Post has represented good manners based on kindness, courtesy, and unselfishness. Today, the third generation of Post authors, Peggy Post and Cindy Post Senning, offers the children of the twenty-first century a comprehensive guide to good manners. This book is full of the simple, practical advice that Emily herself would have offered.

Overview

Since 1922, the name Emily Post has represented good manners based on kindness, courtesy, and unselfishness. Today, the third generation of Post authors, Peggy Post and Cindy Post Senning, offers the children of the twenty-first century a comprehensive guide to good manners. This book is full of the simple, practical advice that Emily herself would have offered. Written with kids in mind and full of bold illustrations, emily post's the guide to good manners for kids is a reference guide that children will use and parents can trust. It covers just about every situation a kid will face:

  • writing thank-you notes
  • attending after-school events
  • using the Internet safely
  • speaking — politely — on cell phones
  • participating in weddings
  • helping out at home

Emily Post's The Guide to Good Manners for Kids has all the information on etiquette busy children — and busy parents — will need as they go about their daily lives.

Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
Whether she was educating us about table settings or proper greetings for formal occasions, Emily Post made a name for herself by teaching manners to legions of readers. Since Emily's demise, her descendents have picked up the torch; and now, at the start of the 21st century, Peggy Post and Cindy Post Senning aim their etiquette advice at kids. In chapters that focus on different areas of a child's life -- home, school, recreation, going out, and more -- the authors detail what manners to always remember and how to navigate potentially awkward situations. Wondering how to behave at a concert? Post and Senning give great pointers. What if your sister is the star of the show? The authors show how to handle that scenario with equal finesse. Whether kids are seeking advice about dealing with divorce, using cell phones in public, or choosing bunks at camp, this guide will steer them in the right direction with its straightforward language and sage wisdom. And with a smart introduction from the authors (and even a chapter on special religious and social events like weddings and quinceañeras), this handy reference will help incorporate children into a well-mannered society that would make Emily Post proud. Shana Taylor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060571979
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/26/2004
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D., codirector of The Emily Post Institute, Inc., developed a training program for etiquette educators and conducts children's etiquette workshops across the U.S. and overseas. Cindy is the coauthor of all the Emily Post children's books, with her sister-in-law, Peggy Post.

This is Mike Gutch's first children's book other than his unpublished "book" he wrote in third grade about New York State, which coincidentally is where he resides, in the town of Pelham, just outside of New York City. Mike lives with his wife and four children. When he's not making peanut butter and honey sandwiches for them or working for the Man, he's enjoying the great outdoors. If you'd like to send him a note on the book or advice on how to get anything unstuck, you can email him at mikestuckgutch@gmail.com.

Steve Bjorkman has illustrated more than seventy books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Dirt on My Shirt by Jeff Foxworthy, Emily's Everyday Manners by Peggy Post and Cindy Post Senning, I Hate English! by Ellen Levine, and Safari Park by Stuart J. Murphy. He also creates greeting cards with his brother, Carl, and together they have sold millions through Recycled Paper Greetings. Steve lives with his wife and three children in Irvine, California.

Peggy Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. Peggy writes a monthly column in Good Housekeeping and an online wedding etiquette column for the New York Times.

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