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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J 155.4249 NEW (Text) 33500013280102 New Available -
Crookston Public Library J 155.4249 NEW (Text) 33500013280110 New Checked out 11/03/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781635861822
  • ISBN: 1635861829
  • Physical Description: 160 pages 23 cm
  • Publisher: North Adams : Storey Publishing, 2020.

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General Note:
For the kid who leaves a wet towel wadded up on the floor or forgets to put a new roll on the toilet-paper thingy, humorous writer and etiquette columnist Catherine Newman has created the ultimate guidebook to becoming a person whom everyone will like being around more. Jam-packed with tips, tricks, and skills — all illustrated in an irresistible graphic novel–style — this book shows kids just how easy it is to free themselves from parental nagging and become more dependable — and they’ll like themselves better, too! They’ll learn how to deal with dirty rooms, care for pets and cactuses, stick up for somebody, and fold a T-shirt. They’ll even get a crash course on using the kitchen (including how to turn a 33-cent package of ramen into dinner) and a boot camp for lending a hand outside the house (mowing, shoveling, and fixing something loose has never been easier). This handbook to becoming beyond helpful promises that every kid can be a valued and valuable member of the grown-up world.
Summary, etc.:
"Catherine Newman has written the ultimate guidebook for kids, jam-packed with tips, tricks, and skills to become a more dependable person"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-14.
Grades 4-6.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
    Humor and comics-style illustrations are used effectively to impart useful life hacks. These include how to write a thank-you note, address a letter, be a gracious guest, apologize, and ask for something over email. The text's instructions for answering the phone: "If you don't recognize the caller's number or voice say, 'May I ask who's calling?'" (The illustration's amusing response: "It's your brother, you doorknob.") Pop quizzes include options with funny answers, and informative fun facts are found throughout. The humor has adult appeal, too—when explaining how to fold a fitted sheet, the book says, "Just kidding. Go ahead and wad it up like a normal person." The money section is particularly useful in advising kids how to save money, give it away (to charitable organizations), and spend it wisely. The emphasis is on why these skills are so important for kids to master and how good they'll feel once they do. The illustrations reflect diversity and avoid gender stereotypes. An entertaining way to teach valuable skills that every kid (and adult) needs to know. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Self-presentation > Juvenile literature.
Self-actualization (Psychology) > Juvenile literature.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Genre: Juvenile works.

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