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Thanks a LOT, Emily Post!
     

Thanks a LOT, Emily Post!

by Jennifer LaRue Huget, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
 

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A hilarious look at good (and bad) behavior!

Based on Emily Post’s bestselling etiquette book, published in 1922, here’s an uproarious picture book that takes rules about behavior and turns them upside down. When Mother brings home Post’s big blue book—it’s all about minding your manners—there sure are a lot of new rules to

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A hilarious look at good (and bad) behavior!

Based on Emily Post’s bestselling etiquette book, published in 1922, here’s an uproarious picture book that takes rules about behavior and turns them upside down. When Mother brings home Post’s big blue book—it’s all about minding your manners—there sure are a lot of new rules to follow: No slumping in chairs, no leaning on your elbows at the table, no shouting at the top of your lungs. Mother is delighted, but the kids are not. What they need is a clever plan to get rid of that pesky book once and for all. But how? Turns out the answer’s easy—they just have to play by the rules.

With actual quotes and characters from Post’s book woven into the story, here’s an uproarious look at being on your best behavior . . . and on your worst!

From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Everything was fine and dandy until Mother brought home that pesky Emily Post book. Then, all of a sudden, there were many rules to follow. Too many, in fact. Don't slump in your chair. Don't talk with your mouth full. Don't shout. How could anyone possibly follow them all? Huget's picture-book debut is a rollicking introduction to Post's guide to good (and bad) behavior. Mrs. Toplofty, Mr. Kindhart, Mrs. Wellborn and Mrs. Worldly, imaginary characters from Post's 1922 etiquette book, populate this story as well, peering over the children's shoulders with stern looks and wagging fingers. The kids are desperate to put an end to all these manners-but Mother certainly is not. Until, that is, they insist that she follow them as well. Boiger's animated watercolors include sweeping brushstrokes and bouncing curves-an effective representation of the children's growing frustration and boundless energy. Bits and bobs of Post's rules-and even a few anecdotes from her life-dot the lively text, but her cultural significance isn't fully explained until the end note. (Picture book. 4-8)
From the Publisher
Starred Review, Booklist, September 1, 2009:
"A nicely designed, refreshingly offbeat view of etiquette."

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375838538
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jennifer Huget became interested in Emily Post when, as a parenting columnist for The Washington Post, she had several occasions to interview relatives of Emily Post at the Emily Post Institute. This is her first book for children. She lives in East
Granby, Connecticut.

Alexandra Boiger is the illustrator of numerous children’s books, including The Little Bit Scary People by Emily Jenkins and While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat by Amy Reichert. She lives in San Anselmo, California.

From the Hardcover edition.

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