The happy authorial marriage (How to Eat Like a Child, 1978) between humorist Ephron (Funny Sauce, 1986) and illustrator...

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DO I HAVE TO SAY HELLO? Aunt Delia's Manners Quiz for Kids and Their Grownups

The happy authorial marriage (How to Eat Like a Child, 1978) between humorist Ephron (Funny Sauce, 1986) and illustrator Edward Koren (a regular New Yorker contributor) continues, now producing a 128-page grinning guide to good manners for children--who will no doubt squirm with delight at the silly antics of the kids shown here indulging in the very naughtiest of manners. ""What is the proper way to inform your aunt and uncle that you are finished and would like to leave the table?"" asks one question in the ""Table Manners"" section. The choices: ""A burp""; ""May I please be excused?""; ""See ya."" And so on, good questions with silly answers next to appropriate ones, covering such common-sense topics as ""Car Manners,"" ""School Manners,"" ""Losing Manners,"" and ""Holiday Manners."" Never mind that a lot of kids will probably take devilish inspiration from the unmannered answers; here's a book that's educational as well as fun--and a treat to look at, with Koren's many b&w line drawings a giddy delight. (For those who'd prefer a more thorough and adult manners guide, see Judith Martin's Miss Manners' Guide for the Tarn-of-the-Millenium, reviewed below.)

Pub Date: Nov. 16, 1989

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Viking

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15, 1989