Don't Forget Your Etiquette!

The Essential Guide to Misbehavior

By David Greenberg; Nadine Bernard Westcott (Illustrator)
(Farrar Straus Giroux, Hardcover, 9780374349905, 40pp.)

Publication Date: September 5, 2006

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Description

"If you're smart, you'll read "my" book"
"Of "modern" children's etiquette."
"If you don't, I'm sad to say -"
"Your life will be pathetiquette."


Meet Miss Information, the world's foremost expert on bad behavior, as she offers upside-down advice about the etiquette of absolutely everything. In twenty impishly off-center poems she states her views on such important topics as bathing (with and without gerbils), kissing (Komodo dragons as well as teachers), and eating.


Exuberant illustrations full of hilarious antics add to the humor of this mischievous spoof on bad behavior. These sly poems offer a child-friendly way to discuss what good behavior really should be like and are sure to become every child's essential guide to - a rollicking good time.




About the Author
DAVID GREENBERG teachers history at Yale University. Formerly an editor of "The New Republic, he writes for "Slate, the "New York Times, the "Washington Post, and other national publications. He lives in Manhattan and in New Haven.

Nadine Bernard Westcott has illustrated numerous books for children, including How to Grow a Picket Fence by Mary Louise Cuneo and two popular children's songs: There's a Hole in the Bucket and Over the River and Through the Wood. She has also illustrated another book in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series: I Can Tell by Touching by Carolyn Otto. Ms Westcott lives on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts.
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