"I love all the Cole poetry collections. This one's all about food. "Speak Clearly" by Martin Gardner begins, "You're old enough to know, my son, It's really awfully rude If someone speaks when both his cheeks Are jammed and crammed with food.""
"Young Emilie Marie (who appears to be about 10 and has just spent time with her Aunt Evelyn) discusses manners. A nice approach and covers all the basics from meeting and greeting to parties and thank you notes."
"Funny little book. In rhyme. Unkempt elves with broomstraw hair illustrate bad manners. The "proper way" is in a little banner at the bottom of each spread. I find the little banners annoying but it's still a good book."
"Imagining all the different things you could do if your parents were various animals, e.g. "Mother Groundhog would say, 'Sure, go play in the dirt.' Father Elephant declare, 'On your Mark, get set--squirt!" Nice watercolor illustrations."
"How the narrator's parents met in Japan when her father was an American sailor and her mother a Japanese school girl. How they finally ate together, she trying fork, knife and spoon, and he, chopsticks."
"I loved Miss Manners' comment (somewhere) that good manners don't necessarily make others comfortable; they can also make them uncomfortable. The raised eyebrow, for instance. Parents would do well to read this book."
"A collection of stories and poems, many by well known authors (e.g. Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack Prelutsky) with short commentary describing the "lesson" the child can learn. Section themes include "Good Manners at Home," "Using Words Wisely," "Table Manners," among others."