Posted by Venus on Saturday, January 9, 2016
Labels: non-fiction review
Illustrations by Edward Koren
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Do I Have to Say Hello? is a light-hearted series of quizzes to help children understand manners. To an adult the answers to the questions seem like to brainers, but I imagine this will not be the case for a six-year-old. From table manners to car, playground to school, there is a quiz for every scenario. This is not a book to be read cover to cover though, but rather in pieces. I can see pulling this book out while eating a meal and asking some of the questions or pulling it out at bedtime perhaps. Although it appears that Aunt Delia has been writing such manners books for a long time, seeing as this is a reprint for the 25th Anniversary, but I was not at all familiar with her material. Of course, my manners book of choice was the Goops and I can still recite many of the poems today. However, I see the appeal of this format as well. Perfect for parents who are training to raise children who know how to behave in any situation.