Mary Wrightly, So Politely by Shirin Yim Bridges

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Understated and sunny itself, this picture book subtly prescribes behavior appropriate for situations dire and everyday. So, um, well, will you give it a read...please?
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Mary Wrightly is the best-behaved little girl around. She always politely says please and thank you and even “I’m sorry” when something isn’t her fault. But when a shopper comes between Mary and the blue elephant toy she wants to buy for her beloved baby brother, will Mary just let the woman walk away with it? Speak up, Mary! Monescillo’s charming illustrations capture the spirit of this gentle look at how asserting oneself is not rude, and even occasionally out-and-out necessary.
 

About Shirin Yim Bridges

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Shirin Yim Bridges is an award-winning author and the founder of Goosebottom Books. She lives in Foster City, California. Visit her website at www.goosebottombooks.com . MARIAMONESCILLOis the illustrator of Myra Wolfe’s Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime, and has also worked as an animator. She lives in Askim, Norway.
 
Published April 16, 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Feb 27 2013

Understated and sunny itself, this picture book subtly prescribes behavior appropriate for situations dire and everyday. So, um, well, will you give it a read...please?

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Good
Reviewed by Pamela Paul on Apr 17 2013

Sometimes you just have to tell people what you want. And what this smart, affecting and original story wants is some well-deserved attention.

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