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Emily's Magic Words

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Basic politeness primer from famous Post family.

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The message of this very basic etiquette primer is as simple as its text and illustrations. Most of us have heard this all before, and even kids new to the concept will want more from this book ... more examples, more drawings. However, having Emily pose as a magician with her powers based in her polite language is a clever touch. Looking a bit like a Joan Walsh Angland character, and probably named after the grande dame of etiquette, Emily Post, this Emily flashes her magic wand to show how certain words can make smiles appear, friends feel welcomed, and mistakes not nearly so hurtful. All in all, the lessons are good ones, though the book is a little less than satisfying.

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