Childrens Picture Books
 

Home

Reviews
General Picture Books
Math
Science
Social Studies
Music & Art
Holidays
Religious
Folk & Fairy Tales
Story Collections
Kid's Books on CD

About Picture Books
Author & Illustrator Info
Picture Book Awards
Picture Book Links

Subjects
Math
Science
Social Studies
Music & Art
Holidays
Religious
Folk & Fairy Tales
Story Collections
Kid's Books on CD

Book Shoppe

ChildrensPictureBook.info Review

Goops and How to Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Polite Children
By Gilett Burgess
Reintroduced by Barbara Ross
Publisher Goops Unlimited

Precocious, atrocious, and ferocious? Yes, that’s a Goop. Utterly without manners or noblesse oblige. Goops have one saving grace, they make wonderful examples of how not to behave. Goops and How to Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Polite Children offers a compendium of Goopish examples that cleverly illustrate proper manners from improper manners.

Goops and How to Be Them, originally published in 1900, retains its relevance today. Other than a few antiquated references like girls curtseying and watching for horses when you cross the street, the suggestions for proper behavior would be welcome in any home with children. The rhymes and illustrations combine to make learning about tidiness, consideration, generosity, teasing, and patience fun. Goops and How to Be Them is a spoonful of sugar that gets the medicine of good manners down in a most delightful way.


Goops and How to Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Polite Children

More General Book Reviews

This site was created for the benefit of parents, grandparents, and all those who love to read to children everywhere.
All contents are Copyright © 2005-2007 ChildrensPictureBooks.Info.and EEGPublishing. All Rights Reserved.
Please send comments to the Editor.