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Don't slurp your soup : a first guide to letter writing, e-mail etiquette, and other everyday manners
Gibbs, Lynne.
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Columbus, Ohio : McGraw-HIll Children's Publishing, 2003.

Physical Description:
29 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Title from cover.

Originally published in Great Britain in 2002 by Brimax.
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BJ1857.C5 G53 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
BJ1857.C5 G53 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The First Guide series of books helps explain the answers to the questions all kids have about important life skills all with an extra helping of humor for good measure! Don't Slurp Your Soup! covers such topics as letter writing, e-mail etiquette, table manners, and good sportsmanship. Don't Slurp Your Soup supplements school curriculum in character education.

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Booklist Review

K^-Gr. 2. Each double-page spread of this guide explores a specific set of behaviors to help children get along with others. The topics range from table manners, introductions, and phone protocol to being a good host and a good sport. The spreads have the same design, with full-color spot art and short paragraphs of text. The "Ultimate NO-NOs" sidebars add a nice touch, discouraging such uncouth behavior as "tapping your feet impatiently if you are bored with someone's conversation" and "uninviting someone to your party." Good for group discussion, this is a gentle, helpful book about respecting others, and oneself. --Kathy Broderick

Publisher's Weekly Review

Budding socialites may wish to consult Don't Slurp Your Soup!: A First Guide to Letter Writing, E-mail Etiquette, and Other Everyday Manners by Lynne Gibbs, illus. by John Eastwood, the launch title in the First Guide series. The kid-friendly edition lays out the basics in a straightforward, sometimes humorous fashion, from commonsense suggestions ("Things you should never, ever do: Examine, or even eat, the contents of your nose") to more formal tips, such as how to address an envelope. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-This short handbook fills a gap on etiquette shelves. Two-page chapters are devoted to a dozen different situations in which good behavior is useful in getting along with people. Table manners, party dos and don'ts, introductions, and being a good sport are all discussed. Cell phone and e-mail etiquette are included as well as how to write a basic letter. Humorous cartoon watercolor and pen-and-ink pictures illustrate the tips that are discussed. A sidebar for each section called "Ultimate NO-NOs" emphasizes important points to remember, e.g., "[Never] uninvite someone to your party" and "[Never] say yuck if you receive a gift you do not care for." This informative, lighthearted book is a good attempt at making a boring subject palatable.-Janet M. Bair, Trumbull Library, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.