Everyday Graces: A Child's Book Of Manners
ISBN: 1932236090
EAN13: 9781932236095
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 1, 2003
Pages: 407
Dimensions: 1.5" H x 10.2" L x 7.6" W
Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

The regrettable fact is that the subject of manners is not much discussed anymore, and good manners seem practiced even less. But good manners are a prerequisite for the growth of moral character; they are the habits of conduct and behavior by which we express in the most ordinary circumstances our fundamental respect for others, whether parents, friends, colleagues, or strangers.

Fortunately, Karen Santorum has produced for parents and teachers a wonderfully rich and instructive anthology to help instill good manners in our children--and stand against a decline of civility and a coarsening of our common life.

Under such headings as Honor Your Mother and Father, Please and Thank You, No Hurtful Words, Good Behavior in Sport, and Showing Respect for Country, Everyday Graces features stories and poems that will develop and enrich the moral imagination. This marvelous anthology features classic selections from such well-known authors as Hans Christian Anderson, Beatrix Potter, Mark Twain, Frances Hodgson Burnett, C. S. Lewis, Max Lucado, and Arnold Lobel, as well as forgotten gems that deserve a new hearing.

Mrs. Santorum writes that this anthology grew out of the frustration of not being able to find a book on manners that instructs through stories rather than by rules of dos and don'ts. She and her husband tried and tested many of Read More chevron_right

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5
   "One more, one more!"
My children are 9,7,5,3and 1. I read 3 or 4 stories at lunch once or twice a week. After every poem or story, they always yell one more, one more! Useful and helpful lifeskills that children can not get enough. Karen, thank you!
 
5
   Beautiful, gentle way to teach everyday manners
The stories and poems are just the right length to share at bedtime or anytime with your children. This image is also beautiful. It makes a great gift.
 
5
   A must-have for every family!
It is a wonderful collection of stories and poems bound to inspire and inspire every child who hears or reads it. The beauty of the book is that it teaches and entertains. What better tool for parents who want to teach their children good manners, but don 't want to bore them with a bunch of rules to tears! The imaginations of children are captured and their hearts imprinted with the everyday example of virtuous heroes and heroines. I love the way the author follows each story with a short synopsis of the lesson on virtue and manners that children can take away from the story.
 
4
   Informative reading for early teen.
A great book, well written and informative. I bought it as a birthday present for my granddaughter. After scanning it, however, I decided it is a bit mature for a 10-year-old, so that she holds onto it for her 13th birthday.
 
5
   Great Gift
I absolutely love this book. I accepted this book as a gift. It has some interesting stories, which I can read to my son. Also, I learned from it that I learned a lot. I hope to give this book as a gift.
 
5
   A Godsend for Parents!
After spending about an hour flipping through this book, I realized that every parent on my Christmas list had to have it! This book is the perfect solution to bedtime-comfortable stories from modern to classical literature that teach valuable lessons quietly.
 
2
   Foreword by Joe Paterno? Are You Kidding?
I couldn t get past the foreword by Joe Paterno. Joe Paterno could not sell to me anything and I certainly wouldn't want him to associate with male or female children. I wouldn 't want any children in the family to see his name in print or see his photograph based on the history of his and other coaches'sexual child abuse at Penn State.
 
4
   Looks good so far
I like the stories and the lessons they portray. There are only a few pictures though. My 4-year-old has trouble listening to a story if there isn 't something to look at too.
 
4
   Nice book
It was in good condition except for a smear of food on the front cover maybe. I think that I have used it so that it is what it is. Once we have it a bit older, I 'll read it again.
 
5
   Amazing morals for kids in a society where they only learn them at home
I love all the areas of manners in focuses on being well rounded and complete. I like that there are various lengths of stories, from a short poem to a longer excerpt from a book. My children are 3 and 5 and some stories may still be a little above their heads, but they get many of them and it is a book I will save for my grandchildren - I love them so much! Buy it now!
 
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