The Do's and Don'ts

Children - Concept
38 Pages
Reviewed on 06/14/2013
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Author Biography

Hayley Rose is a #1 best-selling, award-winning author, dedicated to brining fun, educational and interactive books to kids.

Hayley has been entertaining and educating children across the country since 2002. Her range of educational, interactive concept books have earned over 50 national and international book awards and cover subjects ranging from manners and kindness, to math and geography, to music and emotions. School presentations include curriculum for teachers grades K-4th. Over the years Hayley has been invited to speak at book stores including Barnes and Noble, Borders and Bookmans, and for the last few years Hayley has been a featured author at the Children's Learning and Play Festival which garners crowds of 10,000 and up. Hayley was recently interviewed on the Author Learning Center alongside authors Stan Lee and R.L. Stine, and she had the honor of presenting keynote presentations for the Readers Favorite International Book Awards and the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Conference among others. Hayley is an active member The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers and the Florida Authors and Publishers Association.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite

“The Dos and Don’ts” by Hayley Rose is a vividly colorful book to help teach good manners to children. Each pair of pages feature a “Don’t be (or do) something”, followed by a “Do…” whatever the “well mannered” child should do. For example, the story begins with, “Don’t talk with your mouth full of food.” The next page admonishes, “Do wait until you have swallowed your bite to speak.” Similar pairings of the improper and the proper way of behaving in a number of situations make up the remainder of the book. On every page the word “Don’t” or “Do” is printed in a bright, contrasting colored font, to further help children remember the good manners from the bad. This book is impressively illustrated by Mark Sean Wilson, who has been illustrating children’s books for the past one decade, and is quite obviously very talented. Really, the best way to describe the copious use of color is to say the illustrations are sensational. There is not a kid alive who would not be drawn to the attractive artwork, and while they are looking at the pictures, you and the text are teaching them good manners!

This book, though not overly long (it is 48 pages) and is fairly comprehensive. I almost hate to admit it, but even I learned a few new manners while reading the book! And it has been a long time since anybody could call me a kid. It has also been a long time since I had any kids in the elementary grades, so I don’t know if good manners is a part of contemporary school curricula, but this book is a valuable tool that every parent should have in his/her child’s library. I recommend “The Dos and Don’ts” for every child from preschool on up to…, well, up to whenever they learn good manners!