Dear Miss Perfect
A Beast's Guide to Proper Behavior
By Sandra Dutton
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618677177, 48pp.)
Publication Date: April 1, 2007
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However beastly the problem, Miss Perfect, a correspondent for the Beastly Gazette, has the answer:
Say I’m sorry” if you accidentally crush someone.
Clean your room when asked.
And never chew on your sister without first asking permission.
Readers will laugh at Miss Perfect’s often surprising but always on-target advice, and find a kinship with the animals, whose problems are not all that different from their own.
Sandra Dutton, formerly a professor of English, now lives with her husband in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, where she writes, paints, and teaches design.