Table Talk

Good table manners are learned social skills that help children (and adults) navigate the world more effectively. This book outlines table manners all kids should know!

Author: Julia Cook
Illustrator: Anita DuFalla
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Bad table manners are hard to stomach. I am the Table, and lately I've been seeing a lot that I just don't like.

Some kids (and a few adults, too!) forget to wash their sticky, gooey, germy hands. EEEWWWW! Others chew with their mouths wide open, letting bits of food fly. Their spit lands on everything...even on my shapely legs. HOW GROSS! And then some people are glued to their cell phones and video games, ignoring each other instead of socializing. HOW RUDE! And why is there so much screeching, reaching, shoving and belching - yes, belching - around me? Won't you please help me make it all stop?

Listen up: mind your manners and chew with your mouth closed. Use your fork and your spoon instead of your hands. Don't stuff your mouth too full of food. Eat slowly, don't gobble, enjoy your food. Your meal took time to prepare. Wait five seconds between each bite, and show the cook how much you care.

Award-winning author Julia Cook serves up a satisfying message about the importance of using good manners at the table. Funny rhymes and colorful illustrations help young readers (and older ones, too!) learn the skills they need to know the next time they politely sit for a meal. 

Part of the Building Relationships book series, this story includes tips for parents and educators to help children demonstrate an understanding of being considerate and respectful. 31 pgs.

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Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-934490-97-6