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Excuse Me!: a Little Book of Manners

4.2  ·  Rating details ·  208 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Please" and "thank you" are fun and easy to remember with Excuse Me!. Simple and repetitive, it's the perfect way to introduce those magic words that all little ones should know. From burping to breaking a sibling's toy, toddlers will love seeing these appealing babies in situations they know all about, and they'll have fun lifting the flaps to discover the right words to ...more
Novelty Book, 14 pages
Published May 27th 2002 by Grosset & Dunlap
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Sadia Mansoor
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
Such sweet & gentle instructions.. These are the basics. ^_^

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Mar 05, 2013 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
As a child’s social and emotional development are evolving, behavior and self-control are important developmental skills. The book, Excuse Me! is an introduction into acceptable social behaviors and the use of pictures also helps the child develop their narrative and print motivation skills by providing an opportunity for caregiver and child to put into practice talking about manners, identifying and explaining when and how they should be used. Children at this age have a natural interest in boo ...more
Sep 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
This is a nice, straightforward book that does a good job of explaining basic manners to the very youngest of children in as simple a way as possible. The examples of when to say Please or Thank you or I'm Sorry are demonstrated clearly, and I'm sure that this book could be an excellent starter tool in teaching preschoolers (and perhaps even kids slightly older than that) how to deal with others as they move out a bit further into the world and begin interacting socially without their parents r ...more
Aug 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Thus far, I've found Karen Katz books cute. This lift the flap book wasn't quite as good as some of her other work. The flaps were a little boring since they were all the size of the page and all lifted up. I also didn't like how there was no inlet to help the child lift the page and figure out what direction it went in. The manners in the book were all good lessons, so I had no problems there. Well, except maybe the last one. Saying "good night, I love you" really isn't a manner.
Mar 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
I love the bright eye-catching illustrations and true to life situations presented to demonstrate the use of those thoughtful and meaningful words like "Excuse me". Having lift-flaps to engage your child further makes this book a truly interactive educational experience to help learn simple yet important lessons.
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Shala Howell
Oct 26, 2009 rated it liked it
If you're looking for a book to help your child learn polite behaviors, try Karen Katz's "Excuse me! A little book of manners." Except for the comment that peas are not a breakfast food, it's does a good job of teaching kids what to do in various situations without being preachy. (My daughter likes to eat peas for breakfast and why would I want to argue with a desire to eat veggies at _any_ time of day?)
Beloved Girl
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: j1-j3
Does the author get in trouble with making lift and flap books? It was a very good book for knowing mannets for kids, but a little bit boring. Flap pages are same size with the book. Need some inspiring pages.
Nov 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Our library story time attendees loved providing answers for this quick peek at social responses, such as 'no thank you', 'excuse me', 'yes please', 'I'm sorry', and 'thank you'. Our theme was MANNERS.
Oct 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
bright, big katz art teaching the youngest of children about manners. great for 2s.
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Good to teach manners; all Katz books are awesome. It's a lift-the-flap book.
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Basic and cute. I like her books.
Oct 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
One of Arley's favorites. He likes to "read" it along with me. It's a lot of fun.
Aug 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: preschool
This book cover all sorts of polite answers. This is a lift-the-flap book with full page flaps - not my favorite, but OK.
Feb 25, 2010 rated it liked it
Simple, easy to understand, clear examples provide an early lesson in manners.
Nov 12, 2010 rated it liked it
Great at reinforcing manners and polite things to say.
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jackson
Very cute little book. Short enough to keep a young baby's attention.
Apr 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: younger-kids
A lift-the-flap book that teaches manners. I plan to use it in my classes for English learners.
Skylar Burris
Dec 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
I found this really encouraged my little one, when she was just over three, to use better manners, and she loved to lift the flaps.
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Karen Katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including The Colors of Us, Can You Say Peace, My First Ramadan, Counting Kisses and Where is Baby's Belly Button. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write her first book, Over the Moon, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from Guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming Lena ...more
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