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Join Richard Scarry's beloved characters Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, and more as they learn about the importance of manners. From how to behave at school, to sharing, to important safety rules - and featuring bright and fun illustrations - young children will gain an understanding of the right ways to behave in a variety of situations. Now includes a sticker sheet! Join Richard Scarry's beloved characters Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, and more as they learn about the importance of manners. From how to behave at school, to sharing, to important safety rules - and featuring bright and fun illustrations - young children will gain an understanding of the right ways to behave in a variety of situations. Now includes a sticker sheet!


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Join Richard Scarry's beloved characters Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, and more as they learn about the importance of manners. From how to behave at school, to sharing, to important safety rules - and featuring bright and fun illustrations - young children will gain an understanding of the right ways to behave in a variety of situations. Now includes a sticker sheet! Join Richard Scarry's beloved characters Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, and more as they learn about the importance of manners. From how to behave at school, to sharing, to important safety rules - and featuring bright and fun illustrations - young children will gain an understanding of the right ways to behave in a variety of situations. Now includes a sticker sheet!

30 review for Richard Scarry's Please and Thank You Book

  1. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    I loved this book as a kid and I'm happy to pass it down to my kids! Easy read and teaches manners in a way kids can understand. I loved this book as a kid and I'm happy to pass it down to my kids! Easy read and teaches manners in a way kids can understand.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mya

    This book is composed of several stories. It is a very interesting concept full of valuable information. It is a lot at once for children.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Edward Sojuwa

    Richard Scarry was a world class Children's author that my mom really enjoyed....which is why, in honor of children everywhere, I'm so happy to dump on this overly sterile, deprecating bastard. His illustrations are first rate, which is the least of his problems since they are there to hide the little messages of hatred and force fed moralist about being ostracized for having an independent mind. Six mini stories involving Scarry's animal creations preach the same bullshit you find in the Bible, Richard Scarry was a world class Children's author that my mom really enjoyed....which is why, in honor of children everywhere, I'm so happy to dump on this overly sterile, deprecating bastard. His illustrations are first rate, which is the least of his problems since they are there to hide the little messages of hatred and force fed moralist about being ostracized for having an independent mind. Six mini stories involving Scarry's animal creations preach the same bullshit you find in the Bible, which makes the bullshit that more palpable. Every page has something sounding like OOO! LOOK AT THIS PEST FOR PESTERING MOM WITH QUESTIONS! DON'T BE LIKE HIM KIDS! This lesson has been proven false over and over again, and not a good way to educate or inspire children. I'm very upset that Scarry is honored for his contribution to childrens lit with cute stories that mask tripe about exclusion based on being yourself, and everyone must fit into society by dressing up a certain way or washing hands, lessons ineffective in the reality where cleanliness and Godliness are equated with repression and control. One star No more Scarry, PUH-LEEZE AND THANK YOU!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rhonda

    Overall good book, useful for teaching good manners to children. It is geared just right for the kindergarten age group. My children found it very funny & entertaining. I feel the book could have been organized a bit better. I wish there weren't so many blatant examples of bad behavior in the book. Also, the example of giving someone who gives you a present a "BIG kiss", otherwise according to the book you are stingy.....well, for several different reasons this is just a bad idea and certainly s Overall good book, useful for teaching good manners to children. It is geared just right for the kindergarten age group. My children found it very funny & entertaining. I feel the book could have been organized a bit better. I wish there weren't so many blatant examples of bad behavior in the book. Also, the example of giving someone who gives you a present a "BIG kiss", otherwise according to the book you are stingy.....well, for several different reasons this is just a bad idea and certainly should not be taught to children in 2013.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jesse

    I really dislike this book. It attempts to teach manners in a very simplistic, preachy, nagging way. I can't imagine that hearing a list of things you should and shouldn't do (even with parental commentary) is going to sink in, and I even worry about putting new ideas of bad things into my two-year-old daughter's head ("wait, you can light things on fire?"). I'd give it one star, but my daughter inexplicably wants to read it every day, so it gets three. I really dislike this book. It attempts to teach manners in a very simplistic, preachy, nagging way. I can't imagine that hearing a list of things you should and shouldn't do (even with parental commentary) is going to sink in, and I even worry about putting new ideas of bad things into my two-year-old daughter's head ("wait, you can light things on fire?"). I'd give it one star, but my daughter inexplicably wants to read it every day, so it gets three.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Dana Thomas

    This book has many good short stories to teach kids about manners in different situations. We have been trying to teach our daughter about whining and the "Pest" story has finally hit the concept home for her! There are some outdated things in the book but pretty much everything still rings true in today's world. This book has many good short stories to teach kids about manners in different situations. We have been trying to teach our daughter about whining and the "Pest" story has finally hit the concept home for her! There are some outdated things in the book but pretty much everything still rings true in today's world.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Shaumbra Papritz

    I love most Richard Scarry books but this one was so chaotic and disorganized. And on top of it, I think it might be overboard in telling children ALL the things they should and shouldn't do. I can do that as a parent when/if the time does comes. I love most Richard Scarry books but this one was so chaotic and disorganized. And on top of it, I think it might be overboard in telling children ALL the things they should and shouldn't do. I can do that as a parent when/if the time does comes.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jordan

    Over the years this book has helped my children to understand certain concepts within obedience and considerate living. My favorite section is "Lowly Worm's Horrid Pests". Over the years this book has helped my children to understand certain concepts within obedience and considerate living. My favorite section is "Lowly Worm's Horrid Pests".

  9. 4 out of 5

    Thomas

    One of my daughter's favorites (and I remembered "Pig Will and Pig Won't" from when I was a kid). One of my daughter's favorites (and I remembered "Pig Will and Pig Won't" from when I was a kid).

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sandy

    A classic book that provides age-appropriate character building examples to describe good and bad behavior.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Max

    Love love love love this book. Read it to my son often and it taught him some valuable lessons which as an adult served him well. His most favorite book.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Woznik

    What a great book

  13. 5 out of 5

    Mervina Alchesay

    This book was good with its words and pictures, it's like a magazine if children liked reading magazines. If this book were read to a child, it would be good for them because it teaches about how they should act and it also teaches about using good manners, safety rules, etc.... This book seems to have multiple short stories in it so it should be able to keep everyone awake because you move onto a new story fast. This book has animals in it instead of people which I thought was interesting becau This book was good with its words and pictures, it's like a magazine if children liked reading magazines. If this book were read to a child, it would be good for them because it teaches about how they should act and it also teaches about using good manners, safety rules, etc.... This book seems to have multiple short stories in it so it should be able to keep everyone awake because you move onto a new story fast. This book has animals in it instead of people which I thought was interesting because the animals are using things just like people such as driving a car, eating to a table, going to school, etc.... The pictures aren't really that big if you were to be reading this book to a big group so it would be hard for everyone to see. I liked that some of the words were put right by the character when they were talking to show who's talking in the story.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ann

    Love, LOVE Richard Scarry. Though his illustrations are cartoony, they are intriguing and funny to children...and me! This book is a marvelous, thorough, overview of the good manners we all want children (and adults!) to demonstrate. He covers disciplined routines, patience and helpfulness, table manners, cooperative kindness, proper party etiquette, car & fire safety, even mud tracking on clean floors (at least Lowly Worm only has one foot...)! My favorite section is "Lowly Worm's Horrid Pests" Love, LOVE Richard Scarry. Though his illustrations are cartoony, they are intriguing and funny to children...and me! This book is a marvelous, thorough, overview of the good manners we all want children (and adults!) to demonstrate. He covers disciplined routines, patience and helpfulness, table manners, cooperative kindness, proper party etiquette, car & fire safety, even mud tracking on clean floors (at least Lowly Worm only has one foot...)! My favorite section is "Lowly Worm's Horrid Pests". I have a particular aversion to pests...there's the Selfish Pest, Litterbug Pest, Gobbling Pest, Grabby Pest, and the Bully, Interrupting, Teasing, Noisy, Quarreling, Smashing, and Cry Baby Pests! :) The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any. Fred Astaire

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I grew up reading Richard Scarry, so was happy to find this to read while waiting in the pediatrician's office. My 6 year old enjoyed it. I was a little dismayed to the extremely stereotypical gender roles presented in this book (all of the mothers were cooking or cleaning, the fathers going to work in suits or reclining and watching tv) but had to ultimately put it down to the time period in which the book was written. I grew up reading Richard Scarry, so was happy to find this to read while waiting in the pediatrician's office. My 6 year old enjoyed it. I was a little dismayed to the extremely stereotypical gender roles presented in this book (all of the mothers were cooking or cleaning, the fathers going to work in suits or reclining and watching tv) but had to ultimately put it down to the time period in which the book was written.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

    This book presents manners in a fun and familiar context for little readers. My kids already love Huckle and Lowly, so it was easy for them to enjoy this book. My favorite story is Pig Will and Pig Won't. At my house, we need constant reminders on good manners, and this book makes it fun. Parents will enjoy it too. This book presents manners in a fun and familiar context for little readers. My kids already love Huckle and Lowly, so it was easy for them to enjoy this book. My favorite story is Pig Will and Pig Won't. At my house, we need constant reminders on good manners, and this book makes it fun. Parents will enjoy it too.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Laura Bullock

    I grew up reading all of Richard Scarry's books. His unique illustrations and lessons influenced me in a positive way. I learned the importance of sharing, caring. In this book, the right way to behave and be gracious to those around you is the lesson. Excellent story that teaches children how and when to say please and thank you. I grew up reading all of Richard Scarry's books. His unique illustrations and lessons influenced me in a positive way. I learned the importance of sharing, caring. In this book, the right way to behave and be gracious to those around you is the lesson. Excellent story that teaches children how and when to say please and thank you.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Beyond the Pages

    This book was an unexpected gold mine. It taught so much. With cute illustrations and playful stories, it addressed manners, common courtesies, kindnesses, a good work ethic, and more. I really, really liked the stories included in this volume. My favorite would have to be Pig Will and Pig Won't. My kids and I could not get enough of it. Rating: 5/5 (Winner!) Recommend: Yes This book was an unexpected gold mine. It taught so much. With cute illustrations and playful stories, it addressed manners, common courtesies, kindnesses, a good work ethic, and more. I really, really liked the stories included in this volume. My favorite would have to be Pig Will and Pig Won't. My kids and I could not get enough of it. Rating: 5/5 (Winner!) Recommend: Yes

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kari

    The illustrations are adorable, and although sometimes I get overwhelmed by so much going on on one page, this book is a winner. I love the simple stories and the way they clearly show proper behavior in a variety of situations. My kiddos enjoy this book and it is an excellent reinforcement for the behaviors we are working on all the time anyway!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Alice

    This is a book that has been on my parents shelf forever, and I remember them as a child but not a lot. I like this book! I talks about manners without it being in your face. I have always had a respect for Richard Scarry's work but I really enjoyed this. Our Public Library copy is well used! Very nice! This is a book that has been on my parents shelf forever, and I remember them as a child but not a lot. I like this book! I talks about manners without it being in your face. I have always had a respect for Richard Scarry's work but I really enjoyed this. Our Public Library copy is well used! Very nice!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Siskiyou-Suzy

    This book is just fine. I like Richard Scarry illustrations, but I don't like the layout of his pages very much. There's plenty of good manners in here, though I don't know how effective it is to teach them in this way. I had this book as a child, and I sure as hell didn't use any of them. It's way more effective to give things like grace and courtesy lessons and to practice. This book is just fine. I like Richard Scarry illustrations, but I don't like the layout of his pages very much. There's plenty of good manners in here, though I don't know how effective it is to teach them in this way. I had this book as a child, and I sure as hell didn't use any of them. It's way more effective to give things like grace and courtesy lessons and to practice.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Debby

    We used this book 40+ years ago to teach our children safety and courtesy. All these years later, they still remember Lowly Worm and and Sergeant Murphy. There was a beautiful underlying lesson, although subtle, about accepting people for who they are, not how different they are. When I receive an invitation to a shower that asks for a book, this is my go-to.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jill

    Can I use the word delightful? My first grader LOVED the book, you can read it in small segments or all at once - she learned the term "dozen" as in "don't make your mother ask you a dozen times to go to bed." Great introductory book to manners and thinking of others' feelings. Can I use the word delightful? My first grader LOVED the book, you can read it in small segments or all at once - she learned the term "dozen" as in "don't make your mother ask you a dozen times to go to bed." Great introductory book to manners and thinking of others' feelings.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    This is cure--I love his illustrations--and I'm sure I must have read some of the stories in this book when I was little. I get a kick out of Lowly the worm-- great name! I love to see how he knots himself so that he can hold a fork or spoon. So cute! This is cure--I love his illustrations--and I'm sure I must have read some of the stories in this book when I was little. I get a kick out of Lowly the worm-- great name! I love to see how he knots himself so that he can hold a fork or spoon. So cute!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rachel N

    I'm delighted that my son loves this childhood favorite of mine. There are lot of lessons in here about safety and manners and respect. I have a copy given to me in 1976 by my grandparents. I got my son a new copy and he loves that we've put his name it "just like Mommy's." I'm delighted that my son loves this childhood favorite of mine. There are lot of lessons in here about safety and manners and respect. I have a copy given to me in 1976 by my grandparents. I got my son a new copy and he loves that we've put his name it "just like Mommy's."

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Lowery

    My family loves this book! It's so funny and it's shocking to hear the chiding of "whiners" or people who say "I won't". It's from a different era - but it can be kind of refreshing after so many careful modern stories where everything is nice and nebulous. My family loves this book! It's so funny and it's shocking to hear the chiding of "whiners" or people who say "I won't". It's from a different era - but it can be kind of refreshing after so many careful modern stories where everything is nice and nebulous.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Emmie

    My kids really enjoyed the little stories in this book. It is a great beginning book to emphasize manners and ways to love people. I took it and applied it to Scripture and would encourage others to do the same as otherwise it becomes just a type "self-help" books for kids. My kids really enjoyed the little stories in this book. It is a great beginning book to emphasize manners and ways to love people. I took it and applied it to Scripture and would encourage others to do the same as otherwise it becomes just a type "self-help" books for kids.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sommer

    My mom read this book to me so many times I had it memorized. To the point of knowing when to turn the pages and convincing Dad I knew how to read. Mom burst that bubble with the dreadful truth.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Molly

    As I remember it, this was one of the best children's manner books that I've read. It is full of gentle humor and practical--not preachy or snobby--lessons in good manners. As I remember it, this was one of the best children's manner books that I've read. It is full of gentle humor and practical--not preachy or snobby--lessons in good manners.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tricia

    viv's scarry phase. classic characters/stories. viv's scarry phase. classic characters/stories.

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