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Terrible, Awful, Horrible Manners!

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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Peter takes pride in being rude and gross. He doesn't think manners are important at all. But when his family starts to use bad manners, Peter gets a reality check.
ebook, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Picture Window Books, a division of Capstone (first published August 28th 2011)
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Jon Nakapalau
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great first book on manners!
Robin Raines-Bond
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Silly book that will help your child think about good manners.
Sharon Tyler
Feb 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Terrible, Awful, Horrible Manners! by Beth Bracken, illustrated by Richard Watson, is a picture book set for release on February 1 2012. Peter the monkey is typically rude and gross. He does not say please or thank you, never mind saying excuse me. He does not seem to think being polite is very important. In fact, he greatly enjoys the extra attention that his lack of manners bring his way. However, one night at dinner his family begins to act strangely and Peter gets a look at how the people ...more
Sue Morris
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Pete has terrible, awful, horrible manners. He burps and he toots, and he picks his nose. Mom and Dad are secretly horrified. Okay, maybe not that secretly, but Pete, he just doesn’t care. To him, good attention, bad attention, it’s all attention, and he loves attention. Pete talks with his mouth full, never saying “thank you,” “please,” or “you’re welcome.” He loves a good toot, especially when other people are around. To Pete, it is nothing but good clean fun. Dinner is the best time to give ...more
Lindsey (Babies, Books, and Beyond)
Terrible, Awful, Horrible Manners by Beth Bracken is an hilarious new children's book. The story of Pete, a little monkey with really bad manners. Pete burps, toots, picks his nose, and never ever says please or thank you. "Not even to his grandma." The nerve. Pete's bad manners don't bother him a bit. In fact, he thinks he's hilarious and he loves all the attention he gets when he misbehaves.

Then one night at dinner, something crazy happens. His dad burps all through dinner, and even starts
Feb 08, 2012 rated it liked it
This star of this book was Peter a young monkey. He would do things like burp, pick his nose etc and not use his manners. He didn’t say please or thank you and was indifferent to the feelings of those around him. Nothing his parents or sister said to him made a difference in his attitude.

One day at dinner time, his family decided to teach him a lesson. They began doing all those gross and annoying habits that Peter did. Peter was stunned. He didn’t realize how gross his behavior was and he seem
Mar 27, 2012 added it
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Terrible, Awful, Horrible Manners! By Beth Bracken, Illustrated by Richard Watson is a funny children’s story that features Pete a cute, grubby little monkey. Pete’s manners are less than desirable and he doesn’t mind at all but when the tables are turned and his family joins in on his impolite behavior will he realize the error of his way?
This story is a cute, humorous attempt to teach children that using bad manners is not a good idea and great bridge to talking about manners. The
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
This story is aimed at 4-6 year olds, and since I have a 4 year old and a six year old I thought that it was the perfect story to read to them! In the book our main character, a monkey, is rude. He burps, he toots, he doesn't say "please" or "thank-you". My boys enjoyed how the story was resolved, and they enjoyed the cute pictures even though they were in black and white because that's the only option that my eReader has. After the story the boys could easily tell me what had happened and the ...more
May 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lilly-read
Terrible, Awful Horrible Manners by Beth Bracken
* I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Pete is a little monkey that doesn’t care that he is rude or yucky. He goes around burping and tooting all the time without worrying what people think or say. His parents decide to turn the tables on him at dinner one night and he is shocked by their behavior. He resolves to try and do better when they explain that they were just doing what he did.

This book has a cute
Sara Thompson
Jan 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
“Once there was a boy named Pete who had terrible, awful, horrible manners.”
Pete is horribly rude. He’s loud, unclean and forgets to say please and thank you. His poor manners got him attention and made him laugh until one day his family decided to act like Pete. It didn’t take long for Pete to start reminding them of their manners.
This is a cute book and would be loved by most boys. Pete is loud and likes body noises which would appeal to the male persuasion. Some girls might enjoy Pete but
kelly Fuller
Dec 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
I have to admit, I have the sense of humor of a 7 year old boy. I find toilet humor hilarious. That being said, I am also a stickler for manners when it comes to my child. So, If you need a good way to teach your children appropriate manners with a little humor thrown in, this book is great! Full of adorable, bright illustrations, Terrible Awful Horrible Manners has just the right mix of silly and serious. The tooting little monkey will have your little monkeys giggling while teaching them a ...more
Big Book Little Book
This is a very easy to read and simple story about Peter who has terrible manners and is quite happy about it because he gets extra attention as a result. The book talks about his various poor manners and how he learns to start changing them in the end.

It’s the sort of book your typical 5 or 6 year old boy particularly would enjoy I think, as it includes burping and picking noses and all those other ‘gross’ things that boys do… I’m sure the girls do them too, to be sure, but as I have a houseful
Pam Camel
Dec 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Porkchop says: Read it again

Lucy says: I liked the book, especially the when the dad eats with his hands and mom toots.

Roger: That's a pretty good book

Mom says: This is a cute children's book. The drawings are great and the story as well. The main character is Pete a very rude monkey. He burps, toots, picks his nose and is always dirty. He never uses his manners, he even likes all the extra attention his Terrible, Awful, Horrible manners get him until mom and dad come up with a plan and put it
Dec 23, 2011 rated it liked it
2.75 stars

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I must say I was quite disappointed when I read Terrible, Awful, Horrible, Manners. As a school counselor I am always looking for new books to use in lessons with my students. I hoped this would be a good fit for my younger classes (Kindergarten and 1st grade). Unfortunately it's not. It's aimed for a younger group in my opinion. The book's focus is on a side of manners that's often ignored in children's books I have read so that is a positive. There's plenty
Dec 13, 2011 rated it liked it
I don't know. I like the story, and will definitely share it with my kids. I may even recommend this to parents looking for a silly story on manners. But I'm just not sure I'm brave enough to knowingly bring a book into the school library that talks about but shows nose picking, burping, tooting, you name it. That said, it is a very fun story about manners. Pete the monkey learns very quickly why his parents ask him to say his pleases, thank yous and excuse mes!
Ali (Ali's Bookshelf )
Jan 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-read
This was a very cute book and would be a great teaching book for the younger kids. My daughter and I enjoyed this book. I reviewed it on our Mini Me Corner Reviews on my blog. I think younger kids around the age of 4 or 5 would really enjoy this book and would really get what it is saying about good manners. I loved the pictures in this little book as well! I also enjoyed how non forcebul it was! It didn't push the manners on the kids it teaches them in a very non pushy way!
Margaret Chind
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I'm not crazy about this one. I guess I can see how they're trying to take a humorous way to make a story come through, but I'd just rather avoid this one. Although manners are sometimes hard to teach to giggle-bots!

Originally posted:
Стефан Русинов
Страшно ми харесаха рисунките. За малко да подмина книгата заради шрифта на корицата, който ми е много грозен и непасващ на стила на рисунките. Явно е търсена прилика с оригиналните шрифтове, но нашите изпъкват твърде много, маниерни са и ми стоят като нещо непринадлежащо.
Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
A great little story discussing manners without shaming children or talking down to them. The artwork is nice and playful.
Mar 26, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-50-stars
3.5 stars MIND YOUR MANNERS! Don't toot and burp it is RUDE!! Great use of reverse psychology by the parents! Good for a giggle!
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My three year old brother loves this.
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kiddos, picture, children
The kiddos LOVED watching Pete have no manners and seeing how to clean up their own manners. It was a great way to get them correcting their own poor manners.
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Funny little story about what happens when you have horrible manners
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Beth Bracken is a children's book editor. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband, Steve, and their son, Sam. When she's not reading, writing, or editing books, Beth spends most of her time knitting endlessly while watching reruns of old TV shows and drinking lots of tea.

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