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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Reading to the Kids

We just received this book


which captured my interest some time ago. The author Munro Leaf, originally wrote this book in 1946 and it has since been re-released in 2002. He is also the author of the much loved Ferdinand.


The illustrations in How to Behave and Why are wonderful and the advice in them is easy to understand with good logical sense. And it doesn't pull punches, like when it says, "Only a dope will tell a lie" or "Of course, you can argue with people who know better than you, but it's stupid".
Perhaps not politically correct but definitely language a child can comprehend. Other wonderful passages stress good behavior makes a person happy and fun to be around. In fact, this book is a good review in politeness for my older son too. And now I think about it, there are a lot of adults in this world who could use these lessons.

I just love this book, and so do the kids.

1 comment:

Nancy Dancehall said...

"Of course, you can argue with people who know better than you, but it's stupid."

I want that on a t-shirt.

(Maybe with "Mom knows all" on the back)