Do you miss manners?
In my last post on food, I was please to see table manners addressed in Fizzy’s Lunch Lab: Super Supper Throwdown. I rounded up a few other titles on the subject.
Mary Wrightly, So Politely by Shirin Yim Bridges. 9780547342481. 2013. Gr PS-2.
You probably have never met a more polite girl than Mary Wrightly. She has perfect manners. She is almost too sweet-natured and forgiving. But her manners are put to the test when she encounters an unruly crowd in a toy store while shopping for her little brother’s birthday present. Mary is able to stand up for herself while maintaining proper manners in a crazy world. A good lesson for all of us to learn.
No Slurping, No Burping! : A Tale of Table Manners by Kara LaRueau. 9781423157335. 2014. Gr PS-2.
Occasionally, everyone could use a friendly reminder on minding your manners. In this twist on learning table manners we have very well behaved siblings who need to advise their father on proper table etiquette. When their father finally shapes up they get yet another visitor in need of a refresher.
How Rude! : The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out by Alex J. Packer. 9781575424545. 2014. Gr 6-12.
For our secondary students who may need a refresher, here’s a book that’s as much fun to read as it is informative. The lessons are delivered with a humorous tone introducing a variety of tactics for dealing with real life scenarios. In addition to the basics such as table manners and personal hygiene, there are chapters covering the usual teen space as skateboarding, shopping and school as well as new territories as interviews, weddings and funerals. This second edition has been updated to include many of today’s digital situations confronting teens such as cell phone use and online etiquette.