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Mother Goose Manners

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
With a sly sense of humor, this book combines the beloved rhymes of Mother Goose with a simple introduction to good manners. Familiar rhymes are given a twist as the characters, and readers, learn—or are reminded—how to be polite to others.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 28th 2008 by Blue Apple Books
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Jean O'Shea
Nov 21, 2008 Jean O'Shea rated it it was amazing
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Familiar characters from Mother Goose rhymes present lessons in good manners, such as Little Jack Horner remembering that he should have used a fork to eat his Christmas pie. This book is geared for preschool story time and might make a fun beginning reader.

First of all, Mother Goose verse is recognizable. It makes for a comfortable transition text for new readers. However, this book will be a favorite in the preschool classroom despite the lackluster illustrations. Open-ended questions, on the
Feb 27, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it
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Cute book teaching about manners through poetry mother goose style! My eleven year old asked if I had purchased this book on purpose to make sure their manners were up to par within the home & to make it fun while doing so!

This book could be used for early childhood classrooms ranging from preschool to 3rd grade. Each poem line asks a silly question about manners and has a fun pull out page to show extra illustrations based off of those manners that were correctly answered.

Erica Cowhick
Oct 06, 2008 Erica Cowhick rated it really liked it
This is a nursury rhyme book. On each page in the book is a different nursury rhyme with a pullout. Children love this book because it is very colorful and easy to read.


1. Have children write their own poem. Children will come up with their own ideas.
2. The students will do actions or movements to the nursury rhymes as the teacher reads them aloud.
Mandy J. Hoffman
Apr 03, 2009 Mandy J. Hoffman rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
Shelves: kids-books
This books uses Mother Goose poems to make a lesson about manners. Each page is a different story with a different manner. While it was slightly stretched at times, it was a neat way to read the nursery rhymes and teach manners at the same time.
Mother Goose rhymes have been adapted to teach lessons in manners. Each rhyme ends with a question and a flip-out page to show the answer. A fun way to review how we should behave.
Takishia Gabriel
Nov 18, 2011 Takishia Gabriel rated it really liked it
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Really nice book filled with everyday nursery rhymes that has a little twist to them that are fun for students to learn their manners.
Kathleen Ruff
Mar 10, 2011 Kathleen Ruff rated it really liked it
Mother Goose Manners is a great book to read to small children. It teaches them everyday nursery rhymes and adds a great twist that offers a way to teach children manners.
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I was hoping for something slightly better.
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Harriet Ziefert grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey, where she attended the local schools. She graduated from Smith College, then received a Masters degree in Education from New York University.

For many years, Ziefert was an elementary school teacher. She taught most grades from kindergarten to fifth grade. "I liked it," she said, but she stopped teaching when she had her own sons. When her childr
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