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Time to Say "Please"!

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Publisher Comments:

As a companion book to the popular Time to Pee!, Mo Willems has created a book on manners in his own signature style. Groups of ebullient mice narrate this humorous text as young children try in vain to get what they want, learning along the way that it is helpful to say "Please," "Thank you," "Excuse me," and "I'm sorry." Oh, and you have to mean it, too.

Review:

"Willems's assertive characters know what they want, but they seldom ask for it politely. In this etiquette lesson (from which Pigeon, star of a few other of Willems's picture books, could benefit), the author explains the tactical usefulness of the magic word. The gaggle of Ignatz-lookalike mice first introduced in Time to Pee! dispense the lesson, instructing a girl who wants a cookie by holding up four red placards shaped like stop signs ('Don't just grab it!') to arrest her first impulse. As she resists their advice, the mute mice — who might have an ulterior motive — wave banners and fly tiny zeppelins emblazoned with word-by-word commands: 'Go ask a big person/ and/ Please say 'please'!' Then, in a digression from the main story, they and some other children demonstrate the versatile applications of 'please,' 'excuse me,' 'sorry' and 'thank you' ('you have to mean it!'). Finally the girl appeals to her father with a gracefully hand-lettered 'please' that does the trick, and the tutorial concludes with the rodents begging (politely) for a bite of her hard-earned cookie. The simply drawn children recall the various Peanuts characters, and the insistent mice clown around in ways that reward rereading. This title lacks the hilarity of Willems's previous accounts of persuasion, but it does assert the power of a spoonful of sugar. Ages 3-6. (June) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786852932
Author:
Willems, Mo
Publisher:
Hyperion Books for Children
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Reference
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Sociology
Subject:
Social Situations - Manners & Etiquette
Subject:
Etiquette for children and teenagers
Subject:
Social Issues - Manners & Etiquette
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Behavior
Subject:
Situations / Values
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Teen Issues
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8 x 10 in 13.84 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
08-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Willems's assertive characters know what they want, but they seldom ask for it politely. In this etiquette lesson (from which Pigeon, star of a few other of Willems's picture books, could benefit), the author explains the tactical usefulness of the magic word. The gaggle of Ignatz-lookalike mice first introduced in Time to Pee! dispense the lesson, instructing a girl who wants a cookie by holding up four red placards shaped like stop signs ('Don't just grab it!') to arrest her first impulse. As she resists their advice, the mute mice — who might have an ulterior motive — wave banners and fly tiny zeppelins emblazoned with word-by-word commands: 'Go ask a big person/ and/ Please say 'please'!' Then, in a digression from the main story, they and some other children demonstrate the versatile applications of 'please,' 'excuse me,' 'sorry' and 'thank you' ('you have to mean it!'). Finally the girl appeals to her father with a gracefully hand-lettered 'please' that does the trick, and the tutorial concludes with the rodents begging (politely) for a bite of her hard-earned cookie. The simply drawn children recall the various Peanuts characters, and the insistent mice clown around in ways that reward rereading. This title lacks the hilarity of Willems's previous accounts of persuasion, but it does assert the power of a spoonful of sugar. Ages 3-6. (June) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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