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Bagley Public Library E L (Text) 33500011866597 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library e LAR (Text) 35500005368962 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 1423157338 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781423157335 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Disney * Hyperion Books, c2014.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Evie and Simon always mind their manners, but their father has a lot to learn before a surprise dinner guest arrives.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 March #2
    Evie and Simon are very polite children who always mind their manners, but their father is another story. Every night they must remind him to not talk with his mouth full, to use a napkin, and to not slurp the soup. Once they think they've taught him everything, they invite a special guest to dinner, only to discover that their work has just begun. Readers will love the reversed roles in this story. The father is a comical mess, while Evie and Simon are perfect and patient. Even the dog gets in on the action, and readers will love seeing him in every picture. The retro-style illustrations will appeal to readers and make the action even more absurd. The importance of table manners is well presented without being heavy-handed, and hopefully readers will take away a few tips. Pair this book with Vladimir Radunsky and Chris Raschka's Table Manners (2001) and Judy Sierra's Mind Your Manners, B. B. Wolf (2007) for a lesson on manners that will elicit plenty of laughter. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kara LaReau is a former children's book editor and the author of several picture books, including Ugly Fish, Mr. Prickles: A Quill-Fated Love Story, and the "Rocko and Spanky" series. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her husband and their two cats-all of whom have very good table manners. Visit Kara at her Web site,

Lorelay Bove is the illustrator of Toy Story: Ride 'em, Cowboy! and The Princess and the Frog Little Golden Book. She currently works as a visual development artist at Disney Animation Studios and never ever forgets to put her napkin in her lap. You can see more of Lorelay's work at

Subject: Etiquette Juvenile fiction
Dinners and dining Juvenile fiction
Fathers Juvenile fiction
Humorous stories
Etiquette Fiction
Dinners and dining Fiction
Fathers Fiction
Humorous stories
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