Reading/Interest Level: Toddler; Preschool
Author: Kate Banks
Illustrator: Gabi Swiatkowska
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Learning manners has never been more fun. On Alice’s birthday her parents take her to the zoo and politely remind her of her manners throughout their fun trip. As they give her gifts and show her love, they remind Alice to thank them, and soon enough she learns how to say it on her own. Alice is then able to teach her new pet parrot some manners of his own.
Children can learn manners simultaneously as they follow this exciting birthday story. Because there is an actual story to follow, they will forget that a manners lesson is taking place and may even catch on themselves. This book will be enjoyed by small children in preschool or at home, and the illustrations will keep the reader coming back to the simple story for more.