Maurice Sendak «What Do You Say, Dear?»

«You have gone downtown to do some shopping. You are walking backwards, because sometimes you like to, and you bump into a crocodile. What do you say, dear?» This is just one of the delightful hypothetical situations introduced by award-winning author Sesyle Joslin in this «handbook of etiquette for young ladies and gentlemen to be used as a guide for everyday social behavior.» Maurice Sendak’s quirky, comical illustrations are perfect for this old-fashioned, whimsical guide to manners. First published in 1958, this Caldecott Honor Book and ALA Notable Children’s Book is a time- tested, fun way to teach your children important lessons. By the way, «Excuse me» is the proper response to the crocodile above!