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delightfully fun way to teach manners basics
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
KINDNESS RULES! is a fun new manners book, perfect for preschoolers. Magic Manners, an elephant who knows her stuff, teaches toddlers about manners in different situations along with her animal friends. For instance, the book covers the basics of what to do when meeting someone you don't know or what to do when you are upset and need to be heard. The book gives great examples with the other animals and Magic Manners (MM).

The illustrations are full of neon colors and cover each page. A lot of the action is in speech bubbles below the large text that gives the situation and what Magic Manners would do. The images can be pretty intense for young toddlers and infants and the manners situations may mostly go over their head, but this would be perfect for preschoolers who are encountering some of these situations.

What I loved: The neon images and cute animals will have great appeal for preschoolers. The lessons are also really fantastic, including being kind, sharing, saying please and thank you, and listening when someone has something they need to share. Magic Manners is a fun character in a superhero-style costume that will convey these lessons to preschoolers in a delightul and colorful way.

Final verdict: KINDNESS RULES! is a neon-colored book that conveys great lessons about manners using animal examples. Delightful for preschoolers, this book contains some great information to help little ones navigate new situations.
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