PreSchool-Grade 1-This reverse etiquette book advises readers to never smile or share; to be a bully and whine; to tattle and be a poor sport. Each "rule" offers specific examples and is illustrated with brightly colored pictures. While children are always interested in stories showing the complications and potential pitfalls of social interactions, this plotless treatment is not likely to hold much appeal for them. Also, it's unfortunate that "tattling" is presented as undesirable. Granted, the examples given are minor ones involving friends who are misbehaving in not terribly destructive ways, but youngsters do need to know that there are situations in which "telling" is perfectly acceptable. Carlson's cartoon-style art is a little more crudely done here than in her previous books, and her figures are more angular, as they "Push in front of the lunch line" or "Cheat at cards."-Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Ages 4-7. Carlson's set of "simple instructions" is a send-up of adult self-help books and collections of genteel counsel aimed at children. The artwork and the advice she gathers refer to common home and school behaviors children know about and are told to avoid: "If you are eating cookies, hide them when your friends come over." Pushing in the lunch line, whining, tattling, and sibling teasing are illustrated with zippy pictures that strongly contrast having fun and being mean. Mary Harris Veeder --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
I personally really like this book and would give it a 5 star rating-I like the humor of it, the practicality of it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wen from S.F.
Funny! Might be difficult for really young children to appreciate the humor and the message, but it's great for 6,7, 8 year olds.Published 3 months ago by Miss AJ
My son is almost 9...the books I ordered are for4yr Olds.Published 3 months ago by Heather rachelle wiegert
Book was in great condition. Only thing I didn't like was there was a sticker on it priced for 2 dollars and I paid much more for it.Published 5 months ago by Leah R. Jones
Love it. I used this book for a didactic presentation with pre kinder and kinder students. It really helped get the point across! Plus their teachers loved it!Published 5 months ago by Diana Bernal
Have used this book in character education settings at school and church. Children "get it" in a thought provoking manner. Read morePublished 12 months ago by church choir