The Do's and Don'ts is a whimsical lesson book aimed at teaching young readers the difference between good and bad behavior/etiquette. In the book Zack and Chloe go from being manner monsters to well-behaved children as they provide samples of typical scenarios that not only young children encounter but can relate to. For example, Zack becomes a Manner Monster when he loses a game, kicking and pouting like a poor sport. In contract, good behavior is then modeled depicting Zack congratulating the winning team. Unlike other etiquette books for children that tell a story or just communicate positive behavior, The Do's and Don'ts compares and contrasts between good and bad behavior. Simply, yet colorfully displayed, are examples of inappropriate behavior and decisions young children may display followed by behavior and decisions that are more socially accepted. Each compare and contrast anecdote is set in the same scene so that young readers can instantly see the differences between good and poor behavior.
We received this book as part of a blog tour to give an honest review. It will be a part of the http://kachildrensbookreviews.blogspot.com on March 20th
This is one book I am so glad that we got to read and review. It was a perfect read for me to read to K. As it shows the Do's and Don'ts of behavior. I liked how it went from the "bad" behavior to "good" behavior. Which was perfect to teach kids okay this is the behavior you do not want to do, but instead do this good behavior. I am hoping that some of these lessons within the story helps K out. Especially the poor sportsman ship. That really hit home for K. The illustrations are great and colorful. Highly recommend this book to those that want to teach their kids the difference between good and bad behavior.