Manners Mash-Up: A Goofy Guide to Good Behavior: A Goofy Guide to Good Behaviorby Tedd Arnold (Illustrator), Joe Berger (Illustrator), Sophie Blackall (Illustrator), Henry Cole (Illustrator), Frank Morrison (Illustrator)
From the dinner table to the doctor's office, from the
To pick, or not to pick? This etiquette question and loads more are answered in fourteen hilarious spreads by fourteen talented, well-loved artists. Each spread illustrates a setting from kids' everyday lives (and the potential blunders they may commit there) and the text emphasizes the right behavior.
From the dinner table to the doctor's office, from the playground to the pool, this irreverent book will help kids navigate any social scenario with utmost grace. Or at least without too much embarrassment.
The advice in this compendium is completely straightforward: In the cafeteria, "don't take food from others' trays"; on the playground, "Always watch out for the little ones." The delivery, however, is ridiculously, hilariously varied, as 14 illustrators each take a double-page spread and sprinkle those gentle aphorisms among madcap images. Henry Cole illustrates "Don't stare at" with items it is impossible not to—the hairy wart, the plumber's crack and the school receptionist, with cat's-eye glasses and long red fingernails, wearing her bra on the outside of her blouse. Tao Nyeu's beautifully embroidered pages exhort the cute animals therein not to pick their scabs, their belly-button lint or their teeth in public. Adam Rex has a different take entirely on "Table Manners," with a John Waters–like Dr. Frankenstein at the table with Igor ("don't slouch") and a three-headed boy stuffing all his mouths full. At the end, each illustrator recounts personal manners mishaps, complete with self-portraits or photos. Good advice waggishly packaged and not completely tasteful—a winner.(Informational picture book. 5-9)
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My grandsons loved the book, they read it out loud to each other