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"Aliki makes manners accessible to children through colorful cartoon-style illustrations designed to teach some of the basics....Her lively primer sparkles with examples....There's plenty to learn, plenty to look at, and plenty to share in a cleverbook that demonstrates the importance of manners while it makes learning them fun."--Booklist.

Discusses manners and gives examples of good manners and bad manners.

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Overview

"Aliki makes manners accessible to children through colorful cartoon-style illustrations designed to teach some of the basics....Her lively primer sparkles with examples....There's plenty to learn, plenty to look at, and plenty to share in a cleverbook that demonstrates the importance of manners while it makes learning them fun."--Booklist.

Discusses manners and gives examples of good manners and bad manners.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This popular and prolific author-artist here examines an important topic for children--good manners: how to achieve them and how to maintain them. Every page brims with etiquette tips, expressed by small-sized figures drawn in Aliki's customarily cheery style. If there is a problem here, it is one of excess: the dos and don'ts fly by so thick and fast that readers may have difficulty grasping them. A lack of organization may further confuse the book's users. The subjects are broached in no discernible order, and text is presented willy-nilly in captions under pictures and in cartoon-style balloons. One page bears the heading ``Ouch,'' and depicts two girls strolling down the street as another girl approaches. The copy above the picture reads, ``Here comes Alexa. / Let's ignore her,'' while two tiny birds below--they and several animal friends make pertinent and impertinent asides throughout--say ``bad manners and bad feelings'' and ``Is Alexa going to go home and cry?'' Cause and effect seem to be missing here, and the main issue glossed over. Though certainly well-intentioned, this book may prove more chaotic than constructive. Ages 5-up. (Oct.)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- From the engaging jacket to the final endpaper, and in a lighthearted, humorous manner, children can see the cartoonlike depictions of the acceptable behavior, with the boorish counteraction similarly depicted for purposes of comparison. Well organized into succinct areas, the book is cleanly formatted and presents colorful images to engage browsers. That ``Manners are WORDS and ACTIONS that show others you CARE'' is paramount. Readers will revel in the sheer fun of it all and will surely gain personal insights. Younger children will be better served by individual rather than group presentation because of some of the pictures' small, informative details. Peggy Parish's Mind Your Manners (Greenwillow, 1978) or Norah Smaridge's rhythmic Manners Matter (Abingdon, 1980; o.p.) can't compete with the cheerful, broad-based treatment this offers, nor will they spark as much interest in and discussion of a universal issue--to think of others before one's self. Culture, gender, and age are well represented, also contributing to the book's wide appeal. --Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688045791
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 86,992
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.87 (w) x 7.87 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Aliki has been delighting her many fans since her first book was published. A longtime resident of New York City, she now lives in London.

Aliki's books for young readers include All by Myself!, Digging Up Dinosaurs, Fossils tell of Long Ago, How a Book Is Made, Mummies Made in Egypt, My Feet, My Five Senses, My Visit to the Aquarium, My Visit to the Zoo, Wild and Woolly Mammoths, and William Shakespeare & the Globe.

Aliki has been delighting her many fans since her first book was published. A longtime resident of New York City, she now lives in London.

Aliki's books for young readers include All by Myself!, Digging Up Dinosaurs, Fossils tell of Long Ago, How a Book Is Made, Mummies Made in Egypt, My Feet, My Five Senses, My Visit to the Aquarium, My Visit to the Zoo, Wild and Woolly Mammoths, and William Shakespeare & the Globe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2007

    I love this book

    I love this book. I was just thinking about it the other day and how i would love to read it for fun and memmories, and i couldn't find it. it taught me alot, and was very funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2003

    My Favorite Book

    My Grandma used to read this book to my sister and I when we were little. She passed away on February 23, 2000 and my sister and I decided to bury her with the Manners book. This book really, really taught us a lot! My sister and I are adults now, and we still talk about this book! God Love you Grandma and your Manners book!

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