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The wonderful Aliki Brandenberg has written and illustrated more children's books than many kids have read. (She's got 133 listings right here at Amazon.com.) This time she brings us a paperback version of her 1990 hardcover Manners, a cheery, funny dissertation on how and, more important, why to be a polite child.

A combination of hilarious, colorful illustrations, comic-bookish playlets such as "You Are Interrupting Again, Leon," some of what a grown up might call role-playing, and miscellaneous other gems, the book adds up to the best child's handbook on manners since the Goops showed up at the end of the 19th century.

[Offered for ages 4 and up, but useful to any child, family, or k-3 classroom.]

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This popular and prolific author-artist here examines an important topic for children--good manners: how to achieve them and how to maintain them. Every page brims with etiquette tips, expressed by small-sized figures drawn in Aliki's customarily cheery style. If there is a problem here, it is one of excess: the dos and don'ts fly by so thick and fast that readers may have difficulty grasping them. A lack of organization may further confuse the book's users. The subjects are broached in no discernible order, and text is presented willy-nilly in captions under pictures and in cartoon-style balloons. One page bears the heading "Ouch," and depicts two girls strolling down the street as another girl approaches. The copy above the picture reads, "Here comes Alexa. / Let's ignore her," while two tiny birds below--they and several animal friends make pertinent and impertinent asides throughout--say "bad manners and bad feelings" and "Is Alexa going to go home and cry?" Cause and effect seem to be missing here, and the main issue glossed over. Though certainly well-intentioned, this book may prove more chaotic than constructive. Ages 5-up.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; Reprint edition (May 23, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780688045791
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688045791
  • ASIN: 0688045790
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Aliki's books are excellent teaching tools for preschoolers (and kids of all ages). Our preschooler loves to read this book. Each page has a different story about manners told in a comic-strip fashion. YOu can read just one or two in a sitting. The book is so well illustrated and communicates good behavior in such a way that children take it to heart. When our son demands something we ask him, "is that good manners?" The coolest thing is that he really gets it! It's this teaching tool that frees me from having to nag him! We just refer to the book. The other day he did threw something and hurt me. I asked him to apologize. When he refused, I got out the book and we read the section about causing hurt to other people and he whispered "I'm sorry." I love this book!!!
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Format: Paperback
This is a really wonderful book. Aliki captures the readers' attention with both cute cartoon-like characters and very age appropriate text. My children have enjoyed this book very much. I believe their enjoyment, at least partially, stems from the fact that children help children figure out what is appropriate behavior. I highly recommend this book to parents seeking help teaching children about manners.
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Format: Paperback
This book is very entertaining for young children. It uses cartoons to get the point of manners across. I have read it to my four-year-old about five times (it's a long read for one sitting). Some of the manners actually rub off!
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Format: Paperback
...for my 3 year old! I was looking for a book to teach my daugther manners and came across this book. This book is utilizes "opposites" - it puts good behavior and bad behavior side-by-side as a teaching tool. My daughter is apparently too young to comprehend it and I just feared, like the other reviewer, that she would pick up bad manners because she really can't tell teh difference... maybe when she's older.
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Format: Hardcover
When my kids were around pre-school age, we checked out this book from the library again and again because they really enjoy reading it. With a little text, the cartons are so vivid. It's the right dose of reading for the kids when they just start to read. They can relate a lot of situations in this book to their own limited experience. It definitely contributed to their good manners today!
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Format: Paperback
A warning: If you are looking for an easy-to-read book to enjoy on a nice afternoon or before bed, this is not for you. While the content of "U2 Faraway So Close" is nothing short of absolutely fascinating, the book's layout is highly stylized and can be visually assaulting and rather difficult to read.

BUT...

If you want fabulous pictures and fun, often hilarious, anecdotes about the greatest band in the world (U2...duh!), track down a copy of "U2 Faraway So Close" and snatch that puppy up as fast as you can!

"U2 Faraway So Close" takes you on the Zoo TV tour with U2, as seen through the eyes and camera lens of B. P. Fallon (before he got kicked off the tour, but that's a story you can learn more about in "U2 at the End of the World" by Bill Flanagan). Fallon shows us the band in concert, partying, relaxing, with friends. He captures a couple of great shots of Adam in his famous skirt, as well as some faboo pictures of Bono's wife (she's gorgeous!), The Edge's Morleigh (she's gorgeous too!), and Adam's then-fiancee Naomi Campbell (no comment from me on her). All the photos are accompanied by entertaining, sometimes roll-on-the-floor-laughing hilarious, stories from the tour, offering some juicy tidbits for people who just can't get enough U2.

While its format doesn't lend itself too well to bedtime reading, "U2 Faraway So Close" does make a great coffeetable book, gift or obsession-feeder for U2 lovers. Go snag a copy and enjoy!
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If my grandson, 8 years old, was writing this, he would not agree with my views. This book gives little vignettes of good and not-so-good manners and behaviors. Definitly understandable for an 8 year old. Not to preachy, but makes sense about how one's behavior determines what others think of you. Making and being friend is the theme. It helped!
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I got this for my 4-year-old granddaughter, and she is pleased with it. The illustrations are bright and cute, and the language is simple enough for her to understand. I think the scenarios are a little long and involved for her right now, but this is a book she can "grow into", which I definitely like. I am admittedly old-fashioned, so there are a couple of things I do not agree with -- I actually consider them rude (I would NEVER tell a total stranger "Madame, seats are not for feets.", for example) -- but overall it is a good guide for manners.
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