Friday, December 4, 2009

What Do You Say, Dear? by Sesyle Joslin

What Do You Say, Dear?
by Sesyle Joslin
Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Non-fiction; 1958


Here is an old Caldecott Honor book worth checking out again. What Do You Say, Dear? is by Sesyle Joslin and was first published in 1958. The illustrator is Maurice Sendak and in this book the illustration style is very different from many of his other books. This is a delightful book about manners. It teaches manners in certain scenarios such as if you are a pirate, princess, bride, guest of the queen, and more. Children will learn the basics of manners, but this book will make them laugh and enjoy learning about manners. Even if you feel you don’t need to learn about manners, check this book out for a good laugh. My personal favorite scenario in the book includes the dragon, knight and princess. It’s an oldie but a goodie!

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