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What Do You Say, Dear? by Sesyle Joslin

What Do You Say, Dear? (edition 1986)

by Sesyle Joslin, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

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Title:What Do You Say, Dear?
Authors:Sesyle Joslin
Other authors:Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1986), Paperback, 48 pages
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Tags:fiction, paperback, children's lit

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What Do You Say, Dear? by Sesyle Joslin



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33 months - O sits very still and listens intently but I don't know if she's really getting anything from this read or if she's in awe of the bizarre scenarios. Still a good read and lots of good manners displayed. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
I highly recommend this book to mothers of 4-6 year-olds. It's a hilarious way to teach (review) manners. ( )
  engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
This is a book teaches readers to be polite and some manners. The author offers many different and interesting situations to teach readers to use polite words in different situations. It is an interesting guide for readers of social behaviors. I will use this book to teach students to be polite.
Age: 6-9
  ying-sun | Jan 24, 2014 |
This is yet another book of illustrations that won the Caldecott Honor.

Published in 1958, it is one of Sendak's earlier works.

Using silly situations to discuss the topic of manners, the author and the illustrator working together do not preach, rather they suggest appropriate behavior.

The words Thank you, please, beg your pardon, excuse me and may I please be excused were once a part of our everyday interaction.

Sadly, our social mores of this generation have stretched to rude curtness. ( )
  Whisper1 | Jun 15, 2013 |
I adore this book! I just found a copy at a church sale last week. I had to buy it. It's just as warm and funny as I remember. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
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You are downtown and there is a gentleman giving baby elephants to people.
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What do you say when:

you bump into a crocodile on a crowded city street?

a nice gentleman introduces you to a baby elephant?

the Queen feeds you so much spaghetti that you don't fit in your chair anymore?

This is the funniest book of manners you'll ever read!

Offers advice on how to cope correctly with a variety of common and uncommon social situations.
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"You have gone downtown to do some shopping. You are walking backwards, because sometimes you like to, and you bump into a crocodile. What do you say, dear?" This is just one of the delightful hypothetical situations introduced by award-winning author Sesyle Joslin in this "handbook of etiquette for young ladies and gentlemen to be used as a guide for everyday social behavior." Maurice Sendak's quirky, comical illustrations are perfect for this old-fashioned, whimsical guide to manners. First published in 1958, this Caldecott Honor Book and ALA Notable Children's Book is a time- tested, fun way to teach your children important lessons. By the way, "Excuse me" is the proper response to the crocodile above! (Ages 4 to 8)

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