In a time when all the rules for raising children have been redefined dozens of times, here is a book for bewildered parents from a simpler time when we all agreed on what was right and what was wrong First published in 1946, Munro Leaf s How To Behave And Why gives touchingly sincere yet gently funny lessons in Honesty, Fairness, Strength, and Wisdom Originally intendeIn a time when all the rules for raising children have been redefined dozens of times, here is a book for bewildered parents from a simpler time when we all agreed on what was right and what was wrong First published in 1946, Munro Leaf s How To Behave And Why gives touchingly sincere yet gently funny lessons in Honesty, Fairness, Strength, and Wisdom Originally intended for the very young, but with meaning for us all, How To Behave and Why is a true classic, charmingly illustrated with childlike drawings, and with a timeless message It is a sure guide for teaching children and adults how to behave.
How to Behave and Why In a time when all the rules for raising children have been redefined dozens of times here is a book for bewildered parents from a simpler time when we all agreed on what was right and what was wrong
For a book published in 1946, this is still really relevant to modern times If only people would stop a moment and think about someone and something besides themselves And for God s sake, put that stupid phone down while you re driving before you kill someone I can t always be right no matter who I am is a good thing for all of us to remember Yes, it is
From the inside cover by Jane Stubbs Have you ever uncovered a hidden treasure of a book while browsing in some forgotten corner of a bookstore I happened across How to Behave and Why in this fashion Initially I was delighted by its bold red and black cover design, so simple and yet so arresting, and its charming stick figure illustrations It wasn t until I had read the book that I discovered its most enchanting feature This book doesn t teach the most recent or fashionable etiquette of the day [...]
This book has some great lessons and reminders for humans of all ages The main topics are honesty, fairness, strength and wisdom Subtopics are lying, cheating, stealing, happiness, friendship, sharing, personal hygiene, good nutrition, minding our parents without arguing and grumbling, good manners, chivalry, and open mindedness.I love every page, but one of my favorite bits was, Grown ups aren t some kind of weird monsters that have fun making us do things we don t want to do They just know a w [...]
I was intrigued by this and got it from the library to read to our kids It s from 1946 and if you love vintage manners type books, this is really great It tells you that the way to live and be happy is to follow four rules Be honest, fair, strong, and wise It reminds me of some other Be s that a special person once taught us LDS folk And it goes through each one in enough detail that a young child will be interested but not bored The stick figure drawings are cute too Munro Leaf has written othe [...]
Covering the rationale for why to listen to your parents because we read research based articles on nutrition and safety , for instance, or why to be honest strikes me as respectful to the young reader Not too dated for a book written in 1946 but why do they all seem to include Eskimos
This is a delightful little book, and one of my personal favorites It s sweet and optimistic, and the simple, stick figure drawings echo the simplicity of the book s message just be honest, fair, wise, and strong Although it s a children s storybook, I would say that it is equally relevant for adults It has a permanent place on my bookshelf
Nice to have a morals book that s not drenched in god but had a bit too much behaving so people like you stuff Also we skipped some sexist nonsense.
Follow the rules of this book, and you ll be happy for most of your life.
This has got to be one of the best books on character and manners there is, and it s now back in print It begins like this This is really a book on how to have the most fun in living The two biggest questions to ask ourselves in life at any age are Are most of the people I know glad that I am here Am I glad that I am here myself Anyone who can honestly answer Yes to those two questions most of the time has learned how to behave in this world and to live a happy lifeThe author stresses that if an [...]
I found this at the home of some very kind friends and finished a first reading in a few minutes I ve finished my third reading and am still very impressed I wonder if someone has undertaken translating it into Iranian and Arabic or perhaps into the drawling patois of some of our Southern U.S states My friends said it made no great impression on their young child so perhaps its appeal is mostly to parents and teachers who patiently wait for their charges to acquire those experiences that may mak [...]
cute drawings belie the serious nature of the topic, which is presented in a fun, good mannered tone, making this an enjoyable book for kids and parents, alike We should all reread this one every once in a wile, and refresh our memories, look in the mirror daily and ask ourselves the two most important questions posed by author Munro Leaf are most of the people I know glad to have me around, and am I glad to be here His concepts of behavior are based on four components honesty, fairness, strengt [...]
I think this book was very, very important for all kids, because it teaches you about things, like how to behave and what to do when your friend doesn t feel like being your friend any, maybe because they think you told a lie, and after your time out, you can just sorry if you really want that friend back, or if it s your best friend you ve ever had the only ones you can trust and talk to It teaches you how you can upset people or teachers, and you can tell a lie by saying your baby sister or br [...]
This book explains the reasons behind why we want to have good manners, treat others with respect, and be honest and fair I was looking for a book that talked about the natural consequences of lying This book addresses lying and much including cheating, stealing, sore losers, and sharing It also has general helpful habits included such as being polite, smiling, shaking hands, and saying, please and excuse me It isn t written in today s politically correct language, but is honest and on point Ov [...]
All I knew about How to Behave and Why is that it was written by Munro Leaf, author of Ferdinand, one of my favorite childhood stories the poor bull just wanted to smell the flowers, not fight in bullfights That same lovely heart shines through in this book, which is written as a primer for kids but really resonated as an adult I was moved right off the bat How old we are isn t what counts The two biggest questions to ask ourselves in life, at any age, are Are most of the people I know glad that [...]
This is still as relevant today as it was in 1946 when Leaf first published it As Leaf says in the book, The good ways, or the good rules for behaving, have lasted a long time so they must have something Leaf does a good job of breaking things into four main characteristics to work for honesty, fairness, strength, and wisdom And he explains and rationalizes each one well.I am not really sure how children would respond to this Perhaps they would like the simple, straight forward text and stick fi [...]
I expected this to be an etiquette book for children Well, it is, in a way.Instead of giving certain rules to follow, though, Leaf instead stresses the qualities that one should develop in order to be a person with good behavior honesty, fairness, strength, and wisdom And he explains WHY one should develop these qualities and what will happen if one does not.Rather impressive I think that it may be a little advanced for my toddlers but maybe a good book to share regardless _ It might help _
My husband and I purchased this book for our unborn child because we thought it would do double duty First, we can read it to him her when they are young, and then once they get older, they can read it to themselves All along, our goal with this book is to use it as a part of our plan to instill strong morals and ethics in our children The book is a little long, so it is probably best to read in chunks, but it takes each letter of the alphabet and explains why it is good to be honest and kind It [...]
This set of books is fantastic They were in print years ago and now again I love the retro pictures, and the sixty year old advice to children on how to behave, speak politely and act around others It reminds me of the matter of fact text of the We Help Mommy and We Help Daddy books My Mom gives my kids this good advice that I think is completely ignored in a lot of families I love these books
This is a great little book to describe the right ways to behave and tell us why we want to do it We must be Honest, Strong, Fair, and Wise to live a happy life full of friends If you want detailed instructions, this is not the book for you, but it gives a wonderful overview of manners and principles of living.It s at a good level for my seven year old to understand My four year old can also easily sit and listen to it, but I don t know how much of it he understands.
A timeless classic I got this for my kids, sort of as a joke But it is full of really basic but useful information about how to get along with people It never hurts to be reminded Even though this book was written in the 1940s, it is surprisingly relevant It teaches kids and adults to respect people who are different It emphasizes leading a happy life It is refreshingly practical.
First published in 1946, and clearly of it s time, this book is none the less a children s classic for a reason With cute illustrations, easy to understand explanations of why and how one should always endeavor to be honest, strong, fair, and wise, and also a quick look at the natural consequences of the reverse One s personal happiness is presented as inseparble from how one treats others in a very accessible way.
It explains in dept what are honesty, fairness, strong habits and being wise Great resource for what rules are and why for teachers The author does a nice job explaining different ethic value and breaks each habit to analyze and how each effect people around us Funny cartoons make the messages interesting
For pre k children and kindergarten children, this is an excellent book to read to children about correct behavior I would use this book in the classroom to inform children about what is character and why it is important The book is good to teach children about morals and the correct behavior when with their friends.
A beautiful, funny, adorable book Old or young it s a fun read, I do so much like getting back to basics especially with a book like this which is timeless If you have kids I am sure you will love reading it to them and they will love reading it If you don t gave kids I m sure you ll love reading it anyway
This belongs on everyone s bookshelf The old and young will benefit from the wisdom in this book LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Munro Leaf wrote Ferdinand, which is by far, hands down, my all time fave children s book
This was a great book although on the long side so short attention spans may become divertedbut it is a good way to reinforce the basics of good behavior I like to read it aloud when my kids need to be remindedLOL
I love this book read it with my son before he was diagnosed with ADHD and it gave us a bond and understanding of how to work things out together It helps children to understand in a fun easy way the reasons we should behave in the correct manner.
Manners and etiquette book A lot of good ideas, although it does have some poor word choices like stupid Need to preface it while reading we don t say this word at school because it s bad, but the author uses it etc.
This children s book reminds all of us of the basic fundamentals of how we should behave as decent members of society It is great to read to children and many adults in our world should read it as a reminder as well
Fun book originally written in 1946 and reissued in 2002 While the intended audience is kids, the lessons about honesty, fairness, wisdom and strength can be carried into adulthood as well Could read and re read with older classes and adults often