Manners, please! Why It Pays to be Polite

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
"When you treat other people with respect and consideration, you're practicing good manners." The book opens with a little scenario and it is one that kids probably encounter frequently at school and play. Manners have been around for thousands of years and while they have changed over the years and are different depending on where one lives they all boil down to the same thing—treat others as you want others to treat you. This Golden Rule has been around for a long time and as the author notes it is a practical and user-friendly guide. One of the messages is to try empathy—feel with the person. Next there are what are sometimes referred to as the magic words—please, thank you, excuse me, etc. The author has developed a variety of scenarios illustrating the principals espoused in the book along with answers to the questions posed about each one. In addition to a glossary that defines the bolded words in the text, there is a list of books and web sites for more information, an index and brief blurb about the author and a link to his web site. My only quibble with the list of books is the lack of publication dates. The series would be quite useful in a classroom or school library and even a public library. Part of the "Slim Goodbody's Life Skills 101" series. Listed as Guided Reading "P." Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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  • ISBN-13: 9780778748113
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Slim Goodbody's Life Skills 101
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,487,456
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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