- Age Range: 4 and up
- Grade Level: Preschool and up
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Beluga Press (June 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983045909
- ISBN-13: 978-0983045908
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9 x 11.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 32 customer reviews
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#1,219,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #1045 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Manners
- #1444 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Social Skills
- #17671 in Books > Children's Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic
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A Quest for Good Manners Hardcover – June 1, 2011
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"a fun and meaningful way to demonstrate to children that good manners are not just boring rules but a show of kindness and consideration to others."--New York Journal of Books
"It is difficult for me to review this book without gushing just a little bit. It has been a favorite in my household since the day that it arrived."--Kids Corner
About the Author
A Quest for Good Manners, is Karin Lefranc's debut book. She lives in Connecticut and has four children who are on their own quest to find good manners. Her most recent picture book I Want To Eat Your Books is about a little zombie who is eating all the books in school until the students show him another way to devour books!
Top customer reviews
With some help from Percival the wizard, Rosalind and Sparkler embark on their journey. They "soared into the clouds, flying over oceans and mountains and fields of wheat and corn." Along the way, a fairy with purple wings teaches them to say, "Please," "Thank you," and "You're Welcome." Lady Grace shows them the proper way to eat in public and emphasizes the importance of treating others with "kindness and consideration."
The author, who teaches classes in good manners to kids, has created an entertaining and painless vehicle for imparting useful lessons to youngsters ages four to eight. Neale's vivid full-page illustrations are a colorful and comic delight. It is no surprise that "Quest for Good Manners" received the "Mom's Choice Award." Mothers, fathers, and teachers will enjoy reading this clever story aloud to little ones who need training in decorum. As the queen imperiously declares, "Princesses and dragons--and everyone in between--need to learn how to behave."
This large hard-bound book is a perfect size for the four to eight year old age range. The front cover has a sky blue background with a young big-eyed princess riding her friendly, happy dragon, breathing fire with the book title in it. The back cover has the same blue with a magical golden fork stuck in a gray rock. There is one review (by the wizard, of course) on the back.
Inside flaps tell the short story and there are paragraphs about the author Lefranc and illustrator Hannah Neale. The bright golden-rod colored paper for binding the book is vibrant. Each glossy white page has writing on the left side and a water color / air brush picture on the right. The pictures are simple yet detailed enough for the reader to comprehend. The dragon is not scary but fun and endearing, always wearing a smile. There were no noticeable grammatical or typographical errors except the use of "nnno" for exclamation which might confuse a young reader. Words such as "obviously," "embarrassing", and "consideration" were used for the seasoned reader but may need explanation for a younger one.
This cute story is about young princess Rosalind and her pet dragon Sparkler who both have poor manners at the dinner table and with people. The queen gets tired of their burping, slurping, and lack of politeness so decides that if they do not learn good manners within three days, the pet dragon will be banished from the castle.
Rosalind and Sparkler take off on an adventure in search of good manners and learn how to properly eat, what to say to others and how to say it. Through the wizard Percival, a fairy and Lady Grace, both child and dragon learn through several challenges how to have good manners, show kindness and be considerate to others before returning to the castle.
This book is a wonderful teaching tool for children of any young age and should be in every child's bookcase or at grandparents' homes to be read. The book helps the young child understand and correct poor manners, and concentrates especially on thanking and caring about others.
My kids and I loved this adorable story of friendship and manners. The book is perfect for both boys and girls as the main characters are Princess Rosalind and her pet dragon Sparkler. The story is filled with adventure and good family values as it teaches manners. The story walks you through a list of good manners, what they are, how to use them and why each one is important.
The illustrations in the book are large, crisp and detailed. A Quest For Good Manners is filled with great colors and the pictures are gender neutral appealing to both girls and boys.
I highly recommend this book as it not only features an amazing adventure between two best friends but great lessons in manners and good behavior. Perfect for kids of all ages both boys and girls!
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