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Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

September 2008


*BURP!* Oh my, excuse me!

This month, read all about how to be polite, and well... how to be wild boar-ish.


Take a look:



Meet Wild Boars

Meet Wild Boars

by Meg Rosoff, illustrated by Sophie Blackall



They are rude. They are naughty. They are horrid. They are boars. Wild boars. Boris, Morris, Horace, and Doris have few redeeming qualities. . . well, they have none, actually. Morris will stomp on your treats with his beastly feet, Horace will make nasty smells, and Doris may even eat your stuffed animals!


-Mrs. K.




May I Bring a Friend?

May I Bring a Friend?

by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, illustrated by Beni Montresor


A very polite little boy brings many interesting friends to dine with a gracious King and Queen in this rhyming story that shows how far manners can get you.







The Three Silly Girls Grubb

The Three Silly Girls Grubb

written and illustrated by John and Ann Hassett


Ugly-Boy Bobby eats bugs, throws stones at cats, and drinks from mud puddles. But it's when he eats the sisters' jelly donuts that the real trouble begins!

-Mrs. Kennedy



Elbert's Bad Word

Elbert's Bad Word

by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Audrey and Don Wood



A picture book certain to tickle anyone who has ever been shocked to hear a child utter a bad word in polite company. Elbert’s cure provides an ingenious solution.


-Mrs. Mac




Please Is a Good Word to Say

Please Is a Good Word to Say

by Barbara Joosse, illustrated by Jennifer Plecas


“Please is a good word to say. When you say it, it puts a smile on your words.” Some other good words are: excuse me, thank you, and I’m sorry. This breezily charming picture book also covers compliments, telephone manners, helping, and listening to others-- little curly-haired Harriet and her small bunny will be your guides!





The Book of Time Outs

The Book of Time Outs: A Mostly True History of the World's Biggest Troublemakers

written and illustrated by Deb Lucke


Since the beginning of time, adults have been making rules and children have been breaking them. Deb Lucke has compiled tales of some of the more famous people in history doing just that! It isn't always easy to have good manners, and perhaps the world wouldn't be quite the same if we always were on our best behavior.




Emily's Magic Words

Emily's Magic Words: Please, Thank You, and More

by Cindy Post Senning and Peggy Post, illustrated by Leo Landry


It takes only a few magic words to have good manners. Let "please," "thank you," and "excuse me" act as your magic wand. Just by waving around these simple phrases, you can open doors, bring smiles to faces, and make friends!



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