How to Speak Politely and Why

How to Speak Politely and Why


By (author) Munro Leaf

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  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • Format: Hardback | 56 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 234mm x 15mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 8 September 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0789313529
  • ISBN 13: 9780789313522
  • Illustrations note: LINE ART THROUGHOUT
  • Sales rank: 83,378

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Using sample examples to illustrate the various styles of talking, the author provides the most polite and grammatically correct words to use in a conversation.

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Munro Leaf (1905-1976) authored and illustrated dozen's of children's books, including the evergreen Story of Ferdinand.

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If someone says, How do you feel? You say I feel WELL or ILL not I feel GOOD or BAD.That is what you say if you mean that you behave yourself or are naughty.On the heels of Manners Can Be Fun and Reading Can Be Fun comes the next acclaimed Munro Leaf book, How to Speak Politely and Why, originally published as Grammar Can Be Fun in 1934. Updated for the 21st century, How to Speak Politely and Why is a picture book with a point: proper speech and good grammar without nagging. It aims to remove "ain't" and "uh-huh" and "gimme" and "got" and a score of unfortunate nuances by a simple, sure, painless, and humorous process. In his signature style of amusing stick-figure drawings and captions, Leaf makes clear such things as the difference between can and may, and the reason why one does not say "he done it" or "she come."Exasperated parents (and grandparents) faced with the unpleasant task of dealing with grammatical lapses acquired by their children from (gasp!) their neighbor's children will be delighted (and relieved) by this veritable "grammar without tears." Teachers will find it an indispensable ally, and even the culprits themselves-the children-will discover that learning to speak politely and correctly isn't such a chore after all.