About the Author

Alphabet Books

cover Alphabeasties and other Amazing Types
by Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss
(Blue Apple Books / 2009)

oops AlphaOops! The Day Z Went First
written by Alethea Kontis, Illustratated by Bob Kolar
(Candlewick Press / 2006)

nyc ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York City
by Joanne Dugan
(Abrams / 2005)

nyc ABC in NYC
by Robin Segal
(Murray Hill Books / 2006)

abcx3 ABCX3
by Marthe Joycelyn and Tom Slaughter
(Tundra Books / 2005)

munari Bruno Munari’s ABC
by Bruno Munari
(Seuil / 2003)

no pic Discovering Nature's Alphabet
by Krystina Castella and Brian Boyl
(Heyday Books / 2006)

museum Museum ABC
by The (NY) Metropolitan Museum of Art
(Little Brown and Company / 2002)

alphazedThe Alphazeds
by Shirley Glaser and Milton Glaser
(Hyperion Books / 2003)

Books About Manners/Etiquette

cookiesCookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jane Dyer
(HarperCollins / 2006)

ottersDo Unto Otters: A Book About Manners
by Laurie Keller
(Square Fish / 2009)

dwsD.W.’s Guide to Perfect Manners
by Marc Brown
(Little Brown / 2006)

dinosHow Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?
by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
(Blue Sky Press / 2005)

sorryI Did It, I'm Sorry
by Caralyn Buehner and Mark Buehner
(Puffin / 2000)

merciMadeline Says Merci:
The Always Be Polite Book

by John Bemelmans Marciano
(Viking / 2001)

by Aliki
(Greenwillow / 1997)

wolfMind Your Manners, B. B. Wolf
by Judy Sierra and J. Otto Seibold
(Knopf / 2007)

bearThank You Bear
by Greg Foley
(Viking / 2007)

willemsTime to Say Please!
by Mo Willems
(Hyperion / 2005)

scarryRichard Scarry's Please
and Thank You Book

by Richard Scarry
(Random House / 1973)

ladybugThe Grouchy Ladybug
by Eric Carle
(Harper Trophy / 1996)

piggy'sThis Little Piggy's Book of Manners
by Kathryn Madeline Allen and Nancy Wolff
(Henry Holt / 2003)

And just about anything by:

Bruno Munari
Edward Gorey
Leo Leoni
Maurice Sendak
Richard Scarry
Roald Dahl
Shel Silverstein
Stories about what happens when we forget our manners:

by Kevin Henkes
(HarperTrophy / 1996)

no davidNO, DAVID!
by David Shannon
(Scholastic / 1998)

lose friendsHow to Lose All Your Friends
byNancy Carlson
(Puffin / 1964)

bearsThe Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners
by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
(Random House / 1985)

giving treeThe Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein
(HarperCollins / 1964)

Books we just like:

poopsEveryone Poops
by Taro Gomi and Amanda Mayer Stinchecum
(Kane/Miller / 1993)

not a boxNot a Box
by Antoinette Portis
(HarperCollins / 2006)

monster at the end of this bookThe Monster at the End of This Book
by Jon Stone and Michael Smollin
(Random House / 2000)

food hates you tooFood Hates You Too
by Robert Weinstock
(Hyperion / 2009)

big rabbit'sBig Rabbit's Bad Mood
by Ramona Badescu and Delphine Durand
(Chronicle / 2009)

black bookThe Black Book of Colors
by By Menena Cottin and Rosana Faria
(Groundwood Books / 2008)

broken wingHow to Heal a Broken Wing
by Bob Graham
(Candlewick / 2008)

by Don Freeman
(Puffin / 1976)

by Joelle Jolivet
(Roaring Brook Press / 2003)

color zooColor Zoo
by Lois Ehlert
(HarperCollins / 1989)