Manners Are Not for Monkeys (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781771380515, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
This funny picture book by Heather Tekavec turns the topic of manners and behavior on its head and offers a clever, non-preachy way to begin discussions with preschoolers and kindergartners about social skills and self-control --- key skills for school readiness. The expressive faces of both the monkeys and the children speak volumes in the lively, detailed illustrations by David Huyck, adding to the fun. This book makes a wonderful choice for a pre-reader storytime.
About the Author
Raised near Chicago, David grew up half a block from the candy store in one direction, and half a block from the playground in the other. Along with a limitless supply of Legos, cartoons and all genres of books, the resulting high-fructose queasiness is the point source for everything he has made ever since.
Praise For Manners Are Not for Monkeys…
There is a funny twist at the end which leaves readers smiling ...—CM Magazine
Silly expressions and quirky details make this a natural choice for sharing aloud.—School Library Journal
Adults will enjoy the irony, while young ones will enjoy the mayhem.—Resource Links
... this is a fun, goofy manners lesson that's more playful than preachy.—Booklist