Tuesday, September 13, 2016

PLEASE SAY PLEASE by Kyle T. Webster.  New York: Scholastic Press, 2016. 32p. ISBN 978-0545-844857 hc.$17.99    PreS-Gr.2   E PIC

An old topic with a new twist makes this book fun for young readers and the adults who spend time with them.  Written in rhyme with a predictable pattern of conversation, the author takes readers through the playground, a restaurant, and into a pet store to model the transition from  "I want..." to "May I please..."  The text is enhanced by illustrations consisting of muted backgrounds that contrast with the two main characters who are outlined in pen and look like they walked out of a comic book page from the 1950's.  The illustrations are remarkable!  There's a humorous twist at the end of the story, but the ultimate purpose is to emphasize how important it is to display good manners.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI

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