Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Mary Louise Loses Her Manners by Diane Cuneo

Mary Louise Loses Her Manners

by Diane Cuneo

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
333338,203 (3.5)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 3 of 3
While eating breakfast, Mary Louise realizes she has lost her manners. She begins to look for them. "She turned her pockets inside out. She shook her hair. She looked up her nose. Between her toes. Inside her shoes." No manners. So off she goes to look for them—with wagon in tow.
Thankfully, Mary Louise meets Mrs. Abby, an artist, who makes a sketch of her missing manners to help in the hunt. And what does Mary Louise’s manners look like? They have "big ears for listening," says Mary Louise, "[a]nd a little mouth to keep naughty words from slipping out." The arms? Short, says Mary Louise, "for not reaching across the table."
With sketch in hand, Mary Louise visits a restaurant where the waitress recognizes the manners in the picture. But, alas, they were here—"and helped put bibs on the babies and forks on the tables"—and were gone.
Mary Louise continues on her way, visiting the doctor’s office, the hot-dog vendor, a street musician, and the bus stop. Apparently, Mary Louise’s manners had "been running around town exercising themselves."
And where does she finally find her manners? Asleep in the library, kindly covered with newspapers (because they were snoring). "Nobody’s perfect, not even manners," says the librarian. Into the wagon they go. Then, happy and humming, Mary Louise heads back home with a promise never to let her manners run away again.
  kmbrown1 | Apr 15, 2009 |
This book is all about manners. It is also quite humorous. This book is abotu a girl who realizes she lost her manners. The book follows Louise as she looks for and finds her manners. I would use this book for younger students. I think this book would be a great read aloud and then follow that with a discussion about manners.
  hdmckee | Apr 14, 2009 |
This book can be read to any age elementary student. IT has funny and colorful illustrations. The book talks about a girl who loses her manners and she looks all around town for them. She finally finds them sleeping in the library and she gets them back. Children will like the funny pictures of the manners.
  ksjeffcoat | Apr 7, 2009 |
Showing 3 of 3
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440414458, Paperback)

One morning, after some particularly shocking--but awfully funny--breakfast behavior, Mary Louise realizes that she has lost her manners. I've paid so little attention to them, she thinks, that they've up and run away! She has no choice but to begin a search mission.

From a neighborhood restaurant to a doctor's office, past a hot dog vendor then a street musician, and even into the library, Mary Louise tries to find her manners. Instead she ends up making more trouble everyplace she goes. Have her manners deserted her forever?

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:52 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

When Mary Louise starts saying things like "fleas" and "spank you" instead of "please" and "thank you," she realizes that she has lost her manners and goes in search of them.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 avail.
3 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (3.5)
1 1
4 2
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,017,559 books! | Top bar: Always visible