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Children's Nonfiction Manners & Etiquette

Rudeness Deal With It

Deal with it if you please

by (author) Catherine Rondina

illustrated by Dan Workman

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2005
Manners & Etiquette
Recommended Age
9 to 18
Recommended Grade
4 to 6
Recommended Reading age
9 to 11
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2005
    List Price

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Demonstrating good manners goes way beyond not talking with your mouth full. Rudeness can lead to hurt feelings, misunderstandings, and ultimately conflict. But exactly what constitutes good manners can differ from culture to culture, region to region, and generation to generation. What is acceptable behaviour to some, may be downright rude to others.
Rudeness: Deal with it if you please shows kids just how harmful rudeness can be, and explains how the keys to conflict resolution -- sensitivity, consideration, and respect -- are also the basis of good manners everywhere.

About the authors

CATHERINE RONDINA is a columnist and reporter for publications such as City Parent, Good Times, Post City Magazines and Canadian Living. Her writing for children has appeared in educational anthologies, literacy workbooks for students, and she is the co-author of a guide to professional baseball for women. She lives in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto, with her husband and three children.

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DAN WORKMAN is an illustrator and graphic artist who has been featured in such magazines as Chart, Faze, Gasoline and Musicworks. Dan is a graduate of the Interpretive Illustration Program at Sheridan College and currently resides in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

"These three titles [ Misconduct, Rudeness, and Authority are an improvement over the previous titles because they present more complex scenarios, forcing readers to 'think outside the box' and do a little more creative problem-solving."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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