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Whoopi's Big Book of Manners Paperback – January 5, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (January 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423129105
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423129103
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 9.7 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #682,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 3–Goldberg reminds readers of common polite phrases to use, such as please and thank you. She then moves on to circumstances children will recognize: interrupting, forgetting to clean up after yourself, and not saying you're sorry. The author outlines good manners for different situations: table, movies and theater, sports, elevator, etc. One spread addresses being a poor sport and gives six rules for kids on one side and one for adults on the other: don't yell at your child's coach. If you're a poor sport, your kid will be too. The text is informal and humorous: Don't think Serena Williams would be happy...or Tiger Woods would not roar...if he heard your cell phone ring. The mixed-media cartoons, which include animals, people, and other assorted creatures, keep the mood light as well.–Marilyn Ackerman, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
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Review

“Olo’s electric-hued, multi-media illustrations keep these conscientious, often

comedic tips in check, playing up the humor with hyperbole.” —

Publishers Weekly

“The text is informal and humorous... the mixed-media cartoons, which include

animals, people, and other assorted creatures, keep the mood light as well.”

School Library Journal


More About the Author

Whoopi Goldberg is the the author of the Sugar Plum Ballerinas books, as well as Whoopi's Big Book of Manners, illustrated by Olo. She has won a Tony, an Emmy, an Oscar, and a Grammy, as well as two Golden Globes. In 2001, she was awarded the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Whoopi Goldberg has appeared in scores of films and is a host of ABC's The View. She lives in New York and Vermont.

Customer Reviews

It is funny and the illustrations are great!
Helen H. Barr
Great Book for kids to learn about manners in a fun and entertaining environment!
CB Chicago
She and her mother read it together, and she loved it.
Barb P

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Dutton on June 4, 2007
Format: Hardcover
With a great voice for kids--as if she were not that far removed from being one herself, Whoopi Goldberg begins with the admonition that "Nobody wants to see your finger in your nose." From there we move through a series of vignettes--forgetting to use important words such as "thank you," interrupting, sneezing without a handkerchief, not cleaning up your mess, being a bad sport (school, home, neighborhood and foreign travel are covered) until we learn that none of these is as bad as "picking your nose, which you can do [page unfolds showing a small boy in a woodshed, finger approaching nose] only if no one sees you." It's a bold admission sure to please young readers. The mixed media illustrations by Alexander Sroczyski are colorful and energetic, with pop-eyed characters who sneeze, interrupt, whine, make a mess, and grab for food. A note in the lower right hand corner of each double-page spread alerts us to yet another manners atrocity when we turn the page. And so we learn and laugh, and promise never to put our finger in our nose [unless we're standing in the woodhouse and no one can see us].
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazon.com devotee on January 15, 2007
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Whoopi's humor is very funny and age appropriate. The basic manner messages are on target for today's young children. The illustrations by Olo are quite humorous and keep the children giggling. I highly recommend this book for those who want to give their child a little nudge toward remembering their manners!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mary B. on March 8, 2007
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My Kindergarten students love this book. I bought it to revisit manners and the children really enjoyed it. It has great illustrations and discusses manners in a humorous way.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By CB Chicago on March 11, 2007
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Great Book for kids to learn about manners in a fun and entertaining environment! I have a 6 year old boy and this book kept him interersted and laughing while learning. At first he did not want to read about "manners" but very quickly his opinion changed as we read. I would definately recommend this book for your little one's library -it's a keeper!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By H. Westerberg on February 17, 2007
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This book covers the basics--which is good for many kids, these days, when manners seem to be lost (but very necessary). It is funny enough, but did not hold my kids' interest over and over.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N. Marple on July 26, 2008
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Whoopi got it right. I think young children today are NOT getting taught manners and many adults are losing the manners they were taught. Great book then to read to your children for their education and for adults a refresher.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sophia on January 11, 2007
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This is a great book for little ones and big ones too!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert Findlay on August 27, 2007
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This is a great book for kids as well as adults. It is well written with funny illustrations. I would recommend it and am planning on buying a few more for gifts. (Review by my wife.)
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