Kids today need manners more than ever, and Dude, That’s Rude! makes it fun and easy to get some. Full-colour cartoons and kid-friendly text teach the basics of polite behaviour in all kinds of situations—at home, at school, in the bathroom, on the phone, at the mall and more. Kids learn Power Words to use and P.U. Words to avoid, why their family deserves their best manners and the essentials of etiquette (politeness online). It seems like light reading, but its serious stuff: Manners for kids are major social skills, and this book gives them a great start.
Reading level: Grade 4
Interest level: Ages 8 – 13
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