Having good manners is a very good thing, and having excellent manners is even better. Use these funny little poems to help you remember to always use your very best manners. The main thing to remember about good manners is that you should never do anything to hurt yourself or others or to hurt the property of ather; and if you do that, then the rest is simply window dressing. All that aside, it is time to bring civility back into our lives, and this begins with the children. Penelope Dyan gently reminds us with her fun drawings and poetry that there are some things we should t forget, even if they seem like pomp and circumstance. And if you can remember the little things, then the big things simply fall into place. Besides, good manners are fun, and your good manners make others feel good. Kwing how to set a table is t a necessity, but kwing which fork to use is a sign of good breeding; and there is a simple trick anyone can use to do that! So why t have excellent manners? And then everyone will just feel absolutely excellent! Penelope Dyan is the award winning writer, author of 'Surfer Girl, ' best teen book at both the 2008 New York Book Festival and the 2008 Hollywood Book festival, recognized by Girls Voices In Literature Database, Miami University Florida, and number five in the top ten Australian Pukeke Top ten list for early teens. Penelope Dyan's A Book For Girls About Being A Girl, is also rated number 3 in the top 10 Pukeke poetry books list for ages 5-9, proving again that you can't go wrong with a Bellissima book!