I'm all hyped up on manners these days. I realize kids will be kids, but when I think about some of the things my children do at home, I get all concerned about how they are acting when I'm not around. Our library book theme the past two weeks has been every book about manners that I could check out. There were two absolute gems - one of which I will be purchasing. And that's saying something because I am picky about editing what gets to stay on our shelves when the library is free and can keep us clutter free in at least the book aspect of our lives.
Manners Can Be Fun, by Munro Leaf. Seriously, add it to your next amazon order - for $10 it goes over all kinds of annoying characters and why you do NOT want to be like them. His other books are on hold. I'm sure they're awesome.
And What Do You Say, Dear? by Sesyle Joslin. Also very good, beautiful illustrations, and a clever approach.
2 months ago