A large, beautifully illustrated book about manners for children. The book has the favorite characters, such as Snow White, Mickey Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Winnie the Pooh, and many more to illustrate proper manners. Fun and educational!
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Kindergarten-Grade 3 When Mama Bear's efforts to improve her family's manners through coaxing, complaining and shouting are unsuccessful, she devises a Politeness Plana chart listing a chore as penalty for each act of rudeness. The cubs plot to be so polite that Mama won't be able to stand it but find that it is impossible to be too polite. Basic etiquette including saying "please" and "thank you," and not interrupting are presented in a practical way. The familiar Berenstain illustrations add humor and understanding. Jefferds' rambling discourse in verse offers a wide variety of admonitions on what children should do. General aspects of etiquette are covered in a haphazard way, sometimes mentioned in one place and then again later. Topics of concern, but not necessarily related to manners, such as the problems of pollution, of avoiding strangers and care of one's own things, are interspersed throughout. A portion about Jack Spratt and his wife which concludes that "It's not too smart to get too fat," and a fable about proper table settings seem superfluous. Illustrations featuring traditional Disney characters are apparently intended to reinforce the concepts through humor, but the gross exaggerations often verge on the ridiculous and detract from the message. Better presentations can be found in the Berenstains' book and in Brown and Krensky's Perfect Pigs: an Introduction to Manners (Atlantic , 1983). Phyllis K. Kennemer, Green Mountain Elementary School Library, Lakewood, Colo.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
A very dressy jacket with gold embellishments and a gathering of Disney characters will claim the shopper's attention to this oversized book. Mickey Mouse, Snow White and other favorites appear in full-color on all the pages to illustrate Jefferds's rollicking verses on the subjects of civilized vs. deplorable behavior. A brutish cave dweller clubs a weaker being to show that early "Man was nothing to rave about,Short on manners, long on clout./ If you didn't share his point of view,/ He was apt to raise a lump on you." After thousands of years, humans established standards as a way of improving relations with others, Jefferds reminds the reader, in lines covering table etiquette and other amenities.
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Pu, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110671605070