How to Be a Person: 65 Hugely Useful, Super-Important Skills to Learn before You're Grown Up

Category: Book
By (author): Newman, Catherine
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Maturing
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / General (see also headings under Family)
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Manners & Etiquette
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Published: May 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 9.00in x 6.50in
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$ 25.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*For the kid who leaves a wet towel wadded up on the floor or forgets to put a new roll on the toilet-paper thingy, humorous writer and etiquette columnist Catherine Newman has created the ultimate guidebook to becoming a person whom everyone will like being around more. Jam-packed with tips, tricks, and skills - all illustrated in an irresistible graphic novel–style - this book shows kids just how easy it is to free themselves from parental nagging and become more dependable - and they'll like themselves better, too! They'll learn how to deal with dirty rooms, care for pets and cactuses, stick up for somebody, and fold a T-shirt. They'll even get a crash course on using the kitchen (including how to turn a 33-cent package of ramen into dinner) and a boot camp for lending a hand outside the house (mowing, shoveling, and fixing something loose has never been easier). This handbook to becoming beyond helpful promises that every kid can be a valued and valuable member of the grown-up world.
From The Publisher*This humorous and entirely practical how-to book for kids aged 10 and up passes along essential life skills with an irreverent voice and graphic novel–style illustrations. From how to write a thank-you note to how to make a simple meal, this valuable advice, written with wit and wisdom, will help every kid taking the first steps into adulthood.
Review Quote*"Catherine Newman has created a starting place for loving, productive conversations about independence, competence, and kindness."- Jessica Lahey, best-selling author of The Gift of Failure

"Kids will delight in this witty, clear, and fun-to-read handbook. And parents will rejoice in having Catherine Newman as a wise and warm partner in teaching our children nearly everything they should know - but don't want to hear about from us!" - Dr. Lisa Damour, best-selling author of Untangled and Under Pressure