Teaching life's essential skills to children just got a little easier. The "Way to Be! Manners" series is a great tool for increasing a child's understanding and use of everyday manners. Having good manners in public is the focus of this text created in conjunction with The Institute for Character Development at Drake University. The book begins with a general informational description of how handy good manners can be in public situations. Riding public transportation, shopping, and being respectful of private and public property are just a few areas highlighted. The modern day computer graphics are fun and increase the interest of children accustomed to television and computer-generated games. The series also offers a page with references for extending learning opportunities at the library and on the web. This is a great series for parents and teachers who want to increase their children's life skills and ability to use manners.
Carrie Finn never thought that she would write books, much less books for children. However, after spending so much time with her 13 nieces and nephews, something must have rubbed off on her. She’s now the author of 10 titles for Picture Window Books.
Carrie has been teaching college writing since 1999 and continues to enjoy helping others with their writing. She stays busy by throwing pottery on the wheel, playing the piano, baking bread from scratch, and talking to the miniature donkeys on the farm near her house.
Carrie currently lives in Waterloo, Iowa, with her husband and trusty sidekick, Dan.