Emily Post's Table Manners for Kids (Hardcover)
Emily Post’s Table Manners for Kids isn’t just about manners for fancy parties or dinner at grandma's house. It’s got lots of practical information to use every day to improve family dinners. With fun illustrations, step by step instructions, and an upbeat, modern tone, this is the perfect book to share with the 8- to 12-year-old in your life (or with anyone striving to improve their table manners).
Pretty much everything tweens need to know to get through any meal is here, from table settings to eating tricky food to holding up your end of a dinner conversation. The book includes easy to follow, helpful answers to such questions as:
- Which fork do I use?
- Is it okay to answer my cell phone during dinner?
- What's the polite way to eat spaghetti?
"Excellent troubleshooting." (Kirkus) "This clearly written book offers practical advice that will help young people to feel more comfortable when dining with others and, of course, to avoid disgusting their companions.” (Booklist)
As a five-star review commented: "The information was great and I loved the step by step details. The way it's written works well for youth and adults."
Since 1922, the name Emily Post has been America’s most trusted source for good table manners. With Emily Post’s Table Manners for Kids, the third generation of Post authors, Peggy Post and Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D., offers children a comprehensive guide to good table manners in the 21st century.
Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D., codirector of The Emily Post Institute, Inc., developed a training program for etiquette educators and conducts children's etiquette workshops across the U.S. and overseas. Cindy is the coauthor of all the Emily Post children's books, with her sister-in-law, Peggy Post.
Steve Bjorkman has illustrated nearly one hundred picture books, including the New York Times bestseller Dirt on My Shirt by Jeff Foxworthy. He has also sold millions of greeting cards through Recycled Paper Greetings with his brother, Carl. Steve lives with his wife in Irvine, California.
Peggy Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. Peggy writes a monthly column in Good Housekeeping and an online wedding etiquette column for the New York Times.
“This deceptively slim guide teems with advice... Excellent troubleshooting for specific concerns, such as eating fondue and using chopsticks.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Adding touches of wit, Björkman’s deft line drawings will appeal to middle-school students as well as younger children. This clearly written book offers practical advice that will help young people to feel more comfortable when dining with others and, of course, to avoid disgusting their companions.” — ALA Booklist