How To Be A Person

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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.

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 written 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 a more dependable person - 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 and a boot camp for lending a hand outside the house (mowing, shovelling, 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.

About the Author

Catherine Newman is the author of Waiting for Birdy, Catastrophic Happiness, and One Mixed-Up Night, and the co author of Stitch Camp. She is the etiquette columnist for Real Simple magazine and the editor of the James Beard Award-winning kids' cooking magazine ChopChop. Newman has contributed to publications including the New York Times, O the Oprah Magazine, and Parents. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family.

 9 - 14 years old