Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Rebecca Felix
Illustrator: Gary LaCoste
Publisher: Magic Wagon
Life would be so much easier if there was a book with all the social rules we are supposed to follow so we would stop getting in trouble. Well, this book doesn’t have every social rule, but it does help guide children on how to be respectful to their parents and develop good relationships. The book outlines five essential rules: treat parents with respect, listen to parents’ rules, follow parents’ directions, be kind, and don’t forget to say please and thank you. Each page is illustrated and captioned, and each rule is discussed and put into action.
This book is such a great social tool for children to draw knowledge from. The language is child appropriate and harder words such as “appreciate” or “situation” are defined in the glossary at the back of the book. There is a section that describes the potential consequences of using bad manners with parents which helps put into perspective why the good manners are needed in the first place. The situations that are presented are very common situations that children are likely to encounter frequently. Good Manners With Your Parents is a book that will take a permanent place in any children’s school or home library.