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 sucUpdated 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.
How to Speak Politely and Why Updated for the st 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 sco
A great book to read with your young kids to explain some simple grammar tips for everyday speaking Fun pictures and excellent explanations for the grammar rules Kids will learn without realizing it.
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.
This book should actually be titled How to Speak Properly, as this is less about manners which I expected and about grammar usage in verbal expression nothing about spelling or punctuation Some of the major problems in American language are addressed here, that misusage that pervades the dialogue of even the best intentioned parents and teachers who serve as examples to today s youth, such as when to use him her me as opposed to I he she, and how to remember that adverbs do in fact exist even t [...]
I just love books like this This is a reprint of a 1934 book by Leaf, formally titled, Grammar Can Be Fun.Easy explanations and humorous stick drawings drive home grammar lessons.Poor Old GDon t you feel sorry for poor old G He gets so lonely So many children leave him out when they talk about things that are fun likeplayindancinrunninfishinWhere is poor G Let s always take G along too.
This book was really cute This book is a reprint of the 1934 version Grammar can be fun This book is really clever, and it taught me a thing or two for instance, it s I drink I drank I have drunk I never used to know what to say for that last one and was too lazy to look it up It made me laugh to read the i do not have no books and i don t want no apple bad examples I wanted to come up with bad examples Haha Anyways, fun book.
This book was originally written in 1934 and goes through some very basic grammar principles, such as not using ain t, not using gonna or gimme, may vs can, etc It had big font and stick figures, so I can t decide if it s a grammar book for elementary kids who are visual learners or maybe an older ESL student, but I m a little surprised that my active 1st grade boy has requested this book several times at bedtime Has he absorbed any of it It s hard to say.
This is a cute but rather long book about having good manners My oldest 6 seemed to enjoy it the most and we read it regularly It does have good grammar tips that are simple for young minds as well as fun ways to remember them.
We use Munro Leaf s books How to Speak Politely and Why, How to Behave and Why, and Manners Can Be Fun as an informal etiquette class in our homeschool Excellent and fun way to explain manners and good behavior We reread them every year or when we forget our manners.
This is a really cute book and it s a lot of fun to read It s got great illustrations.
Way too old for my boys now, but it will probably help them in English class down the road.
Noone is too old to read thsi book
A 50s looking book that teaches children how to speak politely and why they should The illustrations are often simple stick figures but they re cute.
This one is a little extra clever.