Horn Book Magazine, "What Makes a Good Manners Book?" - Susan Dove Lempke
"Hello Genius, a new series of board books, offers bold graphic illustrations and one manners word or phrase at a time. Titles include Mouse Says "Sorry," Hippo Says "Excuse Me," and Bear Says "Thank You." In Penguin Says "Please," Penguin starts out being bratty, demanding things without saying the magic word. By the end he learns how to ask politely and is rewarded with the things he requests. It's a simple lesson that's useful to learn as early as possible." - Horn Book Magazine, "What Makes a Good Manners Book?"
October 1, 2012