Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt!

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Alice Roosevelt was an independent, outspoken young woman during a time when women were supposed to be conventional and reserved. Whether it was riding a pig, keeping a pet snake, or driving a carand speeding!Alice did what she wanted to. When her father told she had to obey his rules while she lived under his roof, Alice decided to spend her time on top of the roof! Readers will enjoy author Leslie Kimmelmans factual and affectionate look at a free spirit who caught the attention of a nation in the early years of the twentieth century. Kimmelman juxtaposes Alices antics with the achievements of her fatherfrom his creation of our national parks system to his successful efforts at diplomacyyet all the while, demonstrates a tender bond between the two. Adam Gustavsons illustrations perfectly capture the humor of the story and the strong personalities of its characters while placing the story within its proper historical context.

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Like the young woman who is the subject of this book, LESLIE KIMMELMAN grew up in an old white house. The household was similarly noisy and rambunctious, filled with siblings, pets, and a father with a large-sized personality. The family member who misbehaved most? A large dog named, of course, Alice! Kimmelman is a children's book editor and the author of a number of books for children, including EVERYBODY BONJOURS!; HOW DO I LOVE YOU?; and THE RUNAWAY LATKES. She and her family live in New York.

Adam Gustavson is a full time illustrator living and building snow forts in New Jersey with his wife and two sons. This is his twelfth book for children. Visit Adam Gustavson's website at: www.adamgustavson.com

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Grade 1–3—Kimmelman's story, ostensibly about the irrepressible Alice Roosevelt, is as much about her father and his accomplishments. Each spread opens with a statement about what Teddy can handle (sickness, fighting, the vice-presidency, diplomacy), faced with a page of what he can't handle (one of Alice's many antics), and followed by the admonishment, "Alice, mind your manners!" Gustavson's realistic oil-on-paper illustrations convey the period while capturing the humor and vivaciousness of the Roosevelts. The author does not provide readers with much historical context, however (Alice's behavior may not seem so outlandish today), and emphasizes Teddy's frustration and parental incompetence. Barbara Kerley's What to Do About Alice? (Scholastic, 2008) does a better job of conveying time and place and the president's appreciation of his daughter's individuality.—Lisa Egly Lehmuller, St. Patrick's Catholic School, Charlotte, NC END

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