The Bad Good Manners Book by Babette Cole

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Would you put a skateboard on the stairs? Or leave the water running until the tub overflows so you can go snorkeling around the bathroom? Of course not! Here are some tips on good manners, bad manners--and no manners at all. Babette Cole's wild and wacky do's and don'ts will have little angels--and mischief makers--giggling with glee. Full color.
 

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Babette Cole was born on a little island called Jersey in 1950. She went to school in a convent but left and went to Art School at Canterbury in England. She graduated in 1973 with an honours degree. Cole made friends with Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate who were making Children's TV programmes for the BBC. They gave Cole her my first job drawing for Jackanory and TV comics. Then, since she had had some work published by the BBC, she was able to go to other publishers with her own books and was finally published in 1976. Cole has written over 70 books, the most famous being"Mummy Laid An Egg". It sold a million copies.
 
Published October 26, 1995 by Hamish Hamilton Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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She plays to her audience in a state of high glee, while the last spreads--without losing the sense of fun- -move beyond etiquette to the Golden Rule: ``Do as you would be done by others/as much as you possibly can!'' The illustration shows a boy skateboarding down the hall to his parents' bedroo...

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Worst of all, her classmates begin to emulate her: ""They thought it was dead cool to be a little monster like Lucretzia Crum!"" Lucretzia's father, a ""mad scientist,"" devises inventions like ""anti-foul-mouth soap"" and the ""classroom pacifier"" (a mini-jail cell that the teacher can lower ou...

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on a skateboard--Cole reminds children and adults that even the best of intentions sometimes result in an unmannerly mess: ""I really tried!"" the boy tells his understanding mother and father.

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