Goops and How to Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Polite Infants
"The Goops they lick their fingers,/And the Goops they lick their knives, /They spill their broth on the tablecloth -/Oh, they lead disgusting lives!" The rhymes and drawings in this hilarious introduction to manners for children still amuse and educate 100 years later, providing lessons valuable today and shedding light on turn-of-the-century American mores.
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Bed-Time better blame Books BORROWING boys candy careful catch cautious CHURCH HEADACHES CLEANLINESS clock will go CLOTHES comb your hair CONSIDERATION course cross crumbs curls dirt dirty DISFIGURATION disgusted doll Don't interrupt dream Everywhere fact fast father finished floor folks forget FORTITUDE G O O P S GENTLENESS GEORGE ADOLPHUS girl give glad go to bed Goop to help Goops they lick Hint hope horrid little horse hurt Hush Imml interrupt INTRODUCTION jokes Josephus knew a Goop laugh listen little brother look marbles matter mother needed never knew nice night older PATIENCE peep pencils play playthings Politeness pretty remember Rhymes Rudeness share sometimes spill Spot stay stop street sure TABLE MANNERS teacher Tease tell Terrible things TIDINESS told TOUCH toys Virtue wash Willy wonder yesterday