How to Speak Politely and Why
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How to Speak Politely and Why

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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.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 56 pages
  • 175.26 x 233.68 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • Rizzoli International Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • LINE ART THROUGHOUT
  • 0789313529
  • 9780789313522
  • 71,191

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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.show more

About Munro Leaf

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

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117 ratings
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4 33% (39)
3 14% (16)
2 4% (5)
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