Emily Post's Table Manners for Kids

Emily Post's Table Manners for Kids

By Peggy Post; Cindy Post Senning

Collins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780061117091, 96pp.

Publication Date: May 2009

Which fork do I use? How do you use chopsticks? Is it okay to answer my cell phone during dinner? What is the polite way to eat spaghetti?

These and other important questions are answered in this handy guide to eating without grossing people out. Pretty much everything you need to know to get you through any meal is here from table settings, to eating tricky foods, to holding up your end of a dinner conversation.

Written by two codirectors of The Emily Post Institute, the most trusted name in etiquette, Emily Post's Table Manners for Kids isn't just for fancy parties and dinner at your grandmother's house. It's got basic information you can use every day to improve your social life.

About the Author
Peggy Post, Emily Post s great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. Peggy writes a monthly column in Good Housekeeping and an online wedding etiquette column for the New York Times.

Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D., codirector of The Emily Post Institute, Inc., developed a training program for etiquette educators and conducts children's etiquette workshops across the U.S. and overseas. Cindy is the coauthor of all the Emily Post children's books, with her sister-in-law, Peggy Post.

Praise For Emily Post's Table Manners for Kids

“This deceptively slim guide teems with advice... Excellent troubleshooting for specific concerns, such as eating fondue and using chopsticks.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Adding touches of wit, Björkman’s deft line drawings will appeal to middle-school students as well as younger children...This clearly written book offers practical advice that will help young people to feel more comfortable when dining with others and, of course, to avoid disgusting their companions.”
-ALA Booklist