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PreSchool-Grade 3–This painless introduction to good manners is sure to produce a generation of more civilized beings. With tongue firmly in cheek, Willems uses an army of mice and a cast of multicultural children to cover the basics of polite conversation: please, excuse me, sorry, and thank you. The tiny rodents are responsible for maneuvering the colorful text bubbles (and parachutes, arrows, signs, hot-air balloons, sails, wrecking balls, etc.). Framing the words in creative ways against expansive white backgrounds reinforces their importance while providing a boost to beginning readers. The examples speak directly to a young child's experience, thereby inspiring the motivation to try the author's suggestions: If you ever really want something–the illustration shows an entranced girl eyeing a cookie jar–...don't just grab it! Go ask a big person and please say please'! Other relevant situations follow as the mice instruct and cajole the youngsters on the art of approaching adults while remaining sincere. A certain pigeon makes a cameo appearance, and a simple board game decorates the endpapers. While treatises on good manners abound, this entertaining and practical guide is closest to the spirited style of Sesyle Joslin's What Do You Say, Dear? (HarperCollins, 1958). Willems offers no sermons, no sentimentality, just good sense–and fun, thank you very much.–Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library
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Great tool to get your toddler over that last hurdle to saying please and thank you. Cute illustrations and gentle reminders to use appropriate manners are very helpful without... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Theone Wallace
My older daughter had this book as a child, so I had to get it for my 4 yo. We love this book!Published 9 months ago by Christopher P.
My 18 month daughter loves this book. She already knows most of the words so she felt like she could read it.Published 10 months ago by hailey lamb
Cute book, but I expected a lot more words. More reading involved. My son loves the book and loves counting all the "pleases". Read morePublished 19 months ago by Miss Devi0us
As a retired librarian, I buy books to read to kindergarten classes. The students love Mo Willems Pigeon book series, especially "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus". Read morePublished 20 months ago by M. S. Oliver
Loved Time to Pee, which is why I ordered this one. My 2-year old grandson loves these books, and so do I.Published 20 months ago by Valerie
My 3 year old son and 5 year old daughter love Mo Willems' books. This helped teach my son his manners and minding them!Published on February 9, 2009 by Megan E. Benson
This is a fun book to help teach your toddler manners. Our daughter just turned 2 and has been saying please and thank you. This book reinforces it in a fun and lightheated way! Read morePublished on March 31, 2008 by JeannieM16