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Don't Forget Your Etiquette!: The Essential Guide to Misbehavior

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
If you're smart, you'll read my book
Of modern children's etiquette.
If you don't, I'm sad to say -
Your life will be pathetiquette.

Meet Miss Information, the world's foremost expert on bad behavior, as she offers upside-down advice about the etiquette of absolutely everything. In twenty impishly off-center poems she states her views on such important topics as bathing (with
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 5th 2006 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published September 1st 2006)
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Nov 17, 2010 N_katieg52 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Are you tired of doing what adults tell you to do? Are you tired of hearing the word “etiquette”? Don’t Forget Your Etiquette!: The Essential Guide to Misbehavior is for you. It is told from a little girl’s (Miss Information) point of view. It takes the reader through several situations. This book uses a wealth of humor and is told in the form of a poem. All the poems have to do with a certain type of etiquette. Children will roll over in laughter while reading this book. I assume they will be t ...more
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Nov 15, 2009 (NS) Panagiota Angelos rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
“The etiquette of olden days
Takes endless, boring study,
Children need an etiquette
Far less fuddy-duddy.
So if you’re smart, you’ll read MY book
Of modern children’s etiquette.
If you don’t I’m sad to say-
Your life will be pathetiquette.”

Miss Information shares her updated version of today’s etiquette rules and norms. The playful and rhythmic poems cover issues from shaking hands, disagreeing with adults, and spanking to eating.

I thought the poems were fun, easy to read and playful. I believe stud
Jul 29, 2014 Genee121 rated it it was amazing
I believe most children love to be read to no matter what age and it's even more well received when the reader is enjoying it as well. I enjoyed David J. Greenberg's "Don't Forget Your Etiquette!: The Essential Guide to Misbehavior." It was fun to read while enjoying the humorous bright colorful pictures. Clearly, this book was not just thrown together. A lot of creativity, and much thought went into this book. and was clearly not thrown together. There was much thought that went into creating t ...more
Chrissy Emmons
Apr 22, 2015 Chrissy Emmons rated it really liked it
"There are just two types of kids:
Kids with proper etiquette,
Then all the other foolish ones
Who simply do not getiquette"

This is a fun and funny poetry book to share with your class. This book is about a girl who goes by Miss Information. Miss Information wrote several rules such as the etiquette of eating soup and the etiquette of dress. The poems teach children the exact opposite of proper etiquette. I would use this book in my future class as a fun read aloud as well as during a poetry unit
Deanna Vaughn
Feb 19, 2014 Deanna Vaughn rated it it was ok
This is a guide to misbehavior and upside down etiquette for children. These are a collection of poems on how to do everything the wrong way. This book begins with how to shake someones hand, to how to eat, to how to take a bath. The idea of the book is cute but I believe some of the words chosen to make the poems rhyme may be rather difficult for children to understand. I think they might have a hard time trying to comprehend the poems in this book. The illustrations are cute and go well with t ...more
Nov 03, 2008 Christi rated it liked it
Mei Mei pulled this off the shelf at the library. I thought I should read it before I shared with the girls and I'm glad I did. I think they are old enough to get ideas, but not old enough to get the humor/reverse psychology of the book. Some parts I REALLY liked. Some was a little... inappropriate. Not naughty, just inappropriate. Some was just plain funny. Side note: The illustrator is one of our favorites. Drew for Farmer Brown Goes Round and Round. Great book.
Britny Ohliger
Sep 23, 2013 Britny Ohliger rated it it was amazing
Shelves: libs-642
Miss Information comically shows the readers backwards advice in her 20 zany poems about proper behavior for anything and everything. The wacky, bright drawings match her creative how-to-not act in odd situations. This story provides children to discuss what good behavior would look like and why I chose this book for my poetry category.
Feb 16, 2013 Leslie rated it liked it
This essential guide to misbehavior is quite fun. Kids will love all that Miss Information has to share about everything from Ettiquette with Babysitters to the proper way to burp. Our boys always delighted in bad manners night every month, and it was a great way to teach good manners the rest of the time.

The illustrations by Nadine Bernard Westcott are delightful!
Jan 30, 2016 Ebony rated it did not like it
I did not like this book for my 11 year old. He read it and we discussed it. I would not recommend it.
Apr 22, 2012 Marietta rated it really liked it
I always use "The Etiquette of Quiet Places" from this book as a poetry read-aloud for first and second-graders. They love being commanded to "shut up." So excellently rude!
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