Emily Post's The Guide to Good Manners for Kids (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Apr 7, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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Since 1922, the name Emily Post has represented good manners based on kindness, courtesy, and unselfishness. Today, the third generation of Post authors, Peggy Post and Cindy Post Senning, offers the children of the twenty-first century a comprehensive guide to good manners. This book is full of the simple, practical advice that Emily herself would have offered. Written with kids in mind and full of bold illustrations, emily post's the guide to good manners for kids is a reference guide that children will use and parents can trust. It covers just about every situation a kid will face:

  • writing thank-you notes
  • attending after-school events
  • using the Internet safely
  • speaking -- politely -- on cell phones
  • participating in weddings
  • helping out at home

Emily Post's The Guide to Good Manners for Kids has all the information on etiquette busy children -- and busy parents -- will need as they go about their daily lives.


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Good read for your little monster

User Review  - denese1972 - Overstock.com

sometimes kids needs to read it somewhere instead of hearing it over and over again from the adults in you household. Don't expect reading this book to change their bad manners... you still have to enforce, but it definitely helped us. ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alina Burk - Goodreads

Great for a reminder or a place to start. Included safety tips, as well. Read full review


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Page 138 - Jewish faith, the religious celebrations of the bar mitzvah (for boys) and the bat mitzvah (for girls) are among the most important events in their lives.
Page 48 - Chew with your mouth closed. *. Don't talk with food in your mouth. If you have to wait until you've swallowed before answering a question, that's fine. + Don't criticize the food. +. Ask for food to be passed; say "Please,
Page 27 - Tell them that it is important for you to do the best job you can making sure their kids have a safe, enjoyable evening, but that housework keeps you from it.

About the author (2009)

Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D., codirector of The Emily Post Institute, Inc., developed a training program for etiquette educators and conducts children's etiquette workshops across the U.S. and overseas. Cindy is the coauthor of all the Emily Post children's books, with her sister-in-law, Peggy Post.

This is Mike Gutch's first children's book other than his unpublished "book" he wrote in third grade about New York State, which coincidentally is where he resides, in the town of Pelham, just outside of New York City. Mike lives with his wife and four children. When he's not making peanut butter and honey sandwiches for them or working for the Man, he's enjoying the great outdoors. If you'd like to send him a note on the book or advice on how to get anything unstuck, you can email him at mikestuckgutch@gmail.com.

Steve Bjorkman has illustrated more than seventy books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Dirt on My Shirt by Jeff Foxworthy, Emily's Everyday Manners by Peggy Post and Cindy Post Senning, I Hate English! by Ellen Levine, and Safari Park by Stuart J. Murphy. He also creates greeting cards with his brother, Carl, and together they have sold millions through Recycled Paper Greetings. Steve lives with his wife and three children in Irvine, California.

Peggy Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. Peggy writes a monthly column in Good Housekeeping and an online wedding etiquette column for the New York Times.

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