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Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: October 26, 2004
ISBN: 0060571969
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
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Genre:  Nonfiction / Juvenile / Manners
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Brenda Weeaks
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Emily Post's The Guide to Good Manners for Kids
By Cindy Post Senning

     The signs of etiquette were posted in the 18th century by King Louis XIV. The king wanted to control his party goers who wouldn’t pay attention to where they were walking in his garden, so he posted little signs telling them to keep off the flowers and such. The French word for these little signs was etiquette. The word eventually came to mean all the little signs that help us to know what to do in new and different situations.

     Sisters-in-laws Cindy Post-Senning and Peggy Post present The Guide to Good Manners for Kids. Their recent book shows kids how to get along with others, get through the day more easily, what to do in new situations, and much more. They also explain honesty and respect. There are seven chapters (Everyday Life, At Home, At School, At Play, Out and Around, On the Go - Away from Home, Other Special Occasions). They even write about Techno manners (using email, internet, chat, message-board and more). It’s an easy read with lessons to benefit the whole family. It’s the perfect gift for parents-to-be and those with young kids. Teachers should consider including this one in their curriculum.