BOOK OF THE WEEK – Manners Fit for the Queen by Anne Wan
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 15th May 2019
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Manners Fit for the Queen by Anne Wan (Author), Sally Goodden (Illustrator)
Paperback: 32 pages
Age: 2-6+ Years
Publisher: North Oak Press
Book Description: Hector causes chaos with his terrible table manners. His sister, Isobel, has found her own way to cope with the mess. But how will she cope when they are both invited to a garden party with the Queen? This humorous story, with an important message is beautifully illustrated and makes the perfect gift.
Manners Fit for the Queen is a superb example of what a children’s picture book should be.
It is a tremendous book. Firstly it is humorous and tells a story which will engage any child’s attention and imagination because it is about issues that affect them in real life. But at the same time the book will make them laugh out loud, again and again.
Grownups will find the book entertaining too. That is very important when you have to read it again and again. And that will be expected of you with this book.
The characters are excellent and children will have no problem associating with them. In fact they are so real they will see them as friends.
Sally Goodden’s artwork is wonderful with pictures that are so humorous and entertaining. They are so full of interesting detail that holds everyone’s attention. The illustrations will keep a child entertained even if they are not yet able to read the book.
On a personal note I particularly like her drawings of the Queen.
Picture books need to achieve many things to make them good picture books. One of the most important things is they should educate. Manners Fit For A Queen certainly does that. Sometimes in today’s world you do wonder if the teaching of old fashioned manners has been lost in the ether of modern day technology and social media. This book beautifully brings the teaching of manners back in to full focus.
Anne Wan describes the Queen’s Garden Party as such a magical event. I would so love to go, but I’m not too sure my manners are good enough. But the book is just as good a treat.
I know you will enjoy it
Available from Amazon and most good booksellers
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“I declare this thing open – whatever it is.” Prince Philip- The Duke of Edinburgh Husband of Queen Elizabeth II opening an annexe at Vancouver City Hall
Happiness is…being invited to the Queen’s Garden Party
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
What’s a royal pardon?– What you say when a Queen burbs!
Love is…a many splendid thing
TRACK OF THE DAY
I Want To Break Free – Queen
Highest Chart Position: No.3 28th April 1984
WHAT DAY IS IT?
Wednesday 15th May 2019
Straw Hat Day
Nylon Stocking Day
Vascular Birthmarks Awareness Day
©2019 Phil M Robinson & jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk