Mother Goose Manners

Mother Goose Manners

by Harriet Ziefert, Pascale Constantin
     
 

With a sly sense of humor, this book combines the beloved rhymes of Mother Goose with a simple introduction to good manners.  Familiar rhymes are given a twist as the characters, and readers, learn—or are reminded—how to be polite to others.
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With a sly sense of humor, this book combines the beloved rhymes of Mother Goose with a simple introduction to good manners.  Familiar rhymes are given a twist as the characters, and readers, learn—or are reminded—how to be polite to others.
 

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cathi I. White
We all know the Mother Goose rhymes, such as "Little Miss Muffet," "Little Jack Horner," and "Jack Sprat." Even though we are very familiar with the originals, we will not be bored by this marvelous book, which gives each poem a fresh twist. The new poems address what each the aforementioned characters and many others could possibly do if they showed manners instead of acting as they did in the original Mother Goose rhymes. Imagination and fun combine to make this book unique and delightful. Each poem has a page that opens up to illustrate good manners. The illustrations are beautifully drawn and realistic. Parents and children will enjoy reading the pictures and guessing what each character should have done. Preschool and kindergarten teachers will take pleasure in sharing this book with their classes. Reviewer: Cathi I. White
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2

Twelve nursery rhyme characters are taken to task in this picture book on decorum. A traditional verse is presented on the left, and the right-hand page questions the action, folding out to reveal a large, colorful spread with a more "polite" scene. "What should Jack have said" when he pulled out that plum with his thumb? "Next time I'll use a fork." Some lessons are silly. For example, the visiting pussycat who frightened the mouse under the queen's chair should have said, "Excuse me, mouse. Don't be scared. I won't hurt you." And when this little pig went to market, the last little pig should have helped carry the packages instead of whining. The color cartoon art contains comical details, but overall the images don't rise above the ordinary. This thin book struggles to serve as an etiquette manual or as comedy.-Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934706022
Publisher:
Blue Apple Books
Publication date:
04/30/2008
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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