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Thanks a Lot, Emily Post!

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Synopses & Reviews

Review:

"Huget's debut shows how mayhem can result when anything is taken to extremes, as four antsy children and their frazzled mother alternately come to loathe the blue Emily Post etiquette book Mother buys. 'Suddenly it was Emily Post this, Emily Post that. We weren't allowed to slump in our chairs. We had to keep our hands to ourselves,' narrates a frustrated son. Boiger's (The Little Bit Scary People) detailed vignettes show the early 20th-century family trying unsuccessfully to adapt — the siblings end up tied to their chairs in one illustration. Ghosts of the fictional characters Post used to illustrate her points (Mrs. Worldly, Mrs. Toplofty, the Wellborns) make several appearances, in shadowy blue-gray hues, trying to assist the unwilling children and revealing that not even a young Emily Post was above reproach (she once fed a shattered tea set to her goldfish). When the children turn the tables and use Best Society rules to annoy their mother, she sends the ghosts and the blue book packing. Despite the sometimes inconsistent renderings of Mother's face, the inviting watercolors and slapstick comedy will keep readers turning the pages. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Based on Emily Post's bestselling etiquette book, published in 1922, here's an uproarious picture book that takes rules about behavior and turns them upside down. Full color.

About the Author

Jennifer Huget became interested in Emily Post when, as a parenting columnist for The Washington Post, she had several occasions to interview relatives of Emily Post at the Emily Post Institute. This is her first book for children. She lives in East

Granby, Connecticut.

Alexandra Boiger is the illustrator of numerous childrens books, including The Little Bit Scary People by Emily Jenkins and While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat by Amy Reichert. She lives in San Anselmo, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375838538
Author:
Huget, Jennifer Laru
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Illustrator:
Boiger, Alexandra
Author:
Huget, Jennifer Larue
Author:
illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Author:
Boiger, Alexandra
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Biographical - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Manners & Etiquette
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.14x10.22x.47 in. 1.02 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Schwartz & Wade Books - English 9780375838538 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Huget's debut shows how mayhem can result when anything is taken to extremes, as four antsy children and their frazzled mother alternately come to loathe the blue Emily Post etiquette book Mother buys. 'Suddenly it was Emily Post this, Emily Post that. We weren't allowed to slump in our chairs. We had to keep our hands to ourselves,' narrates a frustrated son. Boiger's (The Little Bit Scary People) detailed vignettes show the early 20th-century family trying unsuccessfully to adapt — the siblings end up tied to their chairs in one illustration. Ghosts of the fictional characters Post used to illustrate her points (Mrs. Worldly, Mrs. Toplofty, the Wellborns) make several appearances, in shadowy blue-gray hues, trying to assist the unwilling children and revealing that not even a young Emily Post was above reproach (she once fed a shattered tea set to her goldfish). When the children turn the tables and use Best Society rules to annoy their mother, she sends the ghosts and the blue book packing. Despite the sometimes inconsistent renderings of Mother's face, the inviting watercolors and slapstick comedy will keep readers turning the pages. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Based on Emily Post's bestselling etiquette book, published in 1922, here's an uproarious picture book that takes rules about behavior and turns them upside down. Full color.
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