How to Speak Politely and Why

How to Speak Politely and Why

Book - 2005
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Updated for the 21st century, How to Speak Politely and Why is a picture book with a point: proper speech and good grammar without nagging. It aims to remove "ain't" and "uh-huh" and "gimme" and "got" and a score of unfortunate nuances by a simple, sure painless and humorous process. In his signature style of amusing stick figure drawings and captions, Leaf makes clear such things as the difference between can and may, and the reason why one does not say "he done it" or "she come."
Exasperated parents (and grandparents) faced with the unpleasant task of dealing with grammatical lapses acquired by their children from (gasp!) their neighbor's children will be delighted (and relieved) by this veritable "grammar without tears." Teachers will find it an indispensable ally, and even the culprits themselves--the children--will discover that learning to speak politely and correctly isn't such a chore after all.
Publisher: New York, NY : 2005
ISBN: 9780789313522
Branch Call Number: JNF 425 LEAF
Characteristics: 43 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Grammar can be fun


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Jan 15, 2018

A fun easy read on basic speaking principles emphasizing politeness and grammer.
Warm and balanced, an enjoyable experience because "good sentences are like good gardens."

Feb 15, 2015

Very well done , well written and illustrated , the comparisons of what to say and what not to say are uniquely arranged in this book . Recommend this book .
Well worth reading for any age actually .

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