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Posted March 28, 2012
Pete has terrible, awful horrible manners. So horrible that even when everyone around him is disgusted, Pete thinks it’s funny.
Until, Pete learned just how horrible his manners really are.
You know those kids? The ones who just don’t seem to know when to stop? The ones who think the more disgusting, the better? This is just for them!
It’s an adorable way to remind them that manners are important. And if it doesn’t work, you could just try to do what Pete’s family did…
Posted March 27, 2012
Terrible, Awful, Horrible Manners! By Beth Bracken, Illustrated by Richard Watson is a funny children’s story that features Pete a cute, grubby little monkey. Pete’s manners are less than desirable and he doesn’t mind at all but when the tables are turned and his family joins in on his impolite behavior will he realize the error of his way?
This story is a cute, humorous attempt to teach children that using bad manners is not a good idea and great bridge to talking about manners. The illustrations were adorable. The book was a big hit at my house. I read it to my six year old daughter and she giggled the entire way through. My 11 year old son who was pretending not to listen to the “baby” story got a kick out of it as well. If you are fussy and do not like references of toots, boogers, and burps I would say skip this book otherwise get this hysterical book and perform the sound effects with pride. I feel would appeal to boys 5-8 but as I said my daughter enjoyed it also.
I would recommend this book to others!
Posted February 27, 2012
Pete has terrible, awful, horrible manners. He burps and he toots, and he picks his nose. Mom and Dad are secretly horrified. Okay, maybe not that secretly, but Pete, he just doesn’t care. To him, good attention, bad attention, it’s all attention, and he loves attention. Pete talks with his mouth full, never saying “thank you,” “please,” or “you’re welcome.” He loves a good toot, especially when other people are around. To Pete, it is nothing but good clean fun. Dinner is the best time to give everyone he loves a show. He burps, he toots, he picks his nose, and food flies out of his mouth until mom and dad finally have had enough of Pete’s terrible, awful, horrible manners.
LOVE this book. Rotten manners have never been so funny for the younger set. Pete is, dare I say, a cute monkey who has the most delightful expressions when he toots. The illustration of Pete with his mouth full cracked me up—and I hate it when someone talks with her mouth full. The best part of the story is when Pete’s parents finally decide to set Pete straight.
I envy the kids who will have this read to them by their parents. The readers who act out what they read will have so much fun cracking up their kids. Terrible, Awful, Horrible Manners is one of those books kids will want to read over, and over, and over again, and again. No fear parents, this is one book you will enjoy reading over, and over, and over again, and again.
Note: digit book received from netgalley, courtesy of Capstone.