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From Jennifer Scott—author of the New York Times bestselling Madame Chic series and founder of the Daily Connoisseur blog—comes this playful take on manners and being a good global citizen. Parents and younger children work together to read about a wide range of topics: communication, table manners, tidiness, thinking of others, grooming, and health. Activities, learning g From Jennifer Scott—author of the New York Times bestselling Madame Chic series and founder of the Daily Connoisseur blog—comes this playful take on manners and being a good global citizen. Parents and younger children work together to read about a wide range of topics: communication, table manners, tidiness, thinking of others, grooming, and health. Activities, learning games, fill-in-the-blanks, letter-writing exercises, recipes (for food and for slime!), and some fun songs and rhymes help kids learn concepts and practice good behaviors. Featuring charming illustrations and go-to advice from a trusted source, this is a timely guide for raising well-mannered, neat, and gracious children for parents, grandparents, and children of reading age.


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From Jennifer Scott—author of the New York Times bestselling Madame Chic series and founder of the Daily Connoisseur blog—comes this playful take on manners and being a good global citizen. Parents and younger children work together to read about a wide range of topics: communication, table manners, tidiness, thinking of others, grooming, and health. Activities, learning g From Jennifer Scott—author of the New York Times bestselling Madame Chic series and founder of the Daily Connoisseur blog—comes this playful take on manners and being a good global citizen. Parents and younger children work together to read about a wide range of topics: communication, table manners, tidiness, thinking of others, grooming, and health. Activities, learning games, fill-in-the-blanks, letter-writing exercises, recipes (for food and for slime!), and some fun songs and rhymes help kids learn concepts and practice good behaviors. Featuring charming illustrations and go-to advice from a trusted source, this is a timely guide for raising well-mannered, neat, and gracious children for parents, grandparents, and children of reading age.

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  1. 4 out of 5

    Literary Redhead

    I love Paris and recently stumbled upon the author’s first book, Lessons from Madame Chic, an entrancing account of her time in the City of Light as a foreign exchange student. She self-published that very successful memoir and has gone on to develop a cottage industry of sorts with her subsequent books and online presence, a feat I hope to duplicate as I write my first memoir. I also love the colorfully chic illustrations that characterize her covers, and that’s what drew me to her latest, CONN I love Paris and recently stumbled upon the author’s first book, Lessons from Madame Chic, an entrancing account of her time in the City of Light as a foreign exchange student. She self-published that very successful memoir and has gone on to develop a cottage industry of sorts with her subsequent books and online presence, a feat I hope to duplicate as I write my first memoir. I also love the colorfully chic illustrations that characterize her covers, and that’s what drew me to her latest, CONNOISSEUR KIDS. It’s an urbane guide to raising well-behaved children and one I’d love to give to every parent in the restaurant attached to our fave Starbucks. Each night, toddlers are let loose to run free in the connecting public space, yelling and doing gymnastics on nearby chairs and tables. When asked politely to mind their progeny, parents look aghast, as if one is asking them to effect world peace. All we really want is peace in our little realm as we quietly talk and sip our lattes. Is that too much to ask? Not if Jennifer is successful with her latest foray into cosmopolitan good manners. I for one pray she succeeds, and will be singing her praises and that of this charming work. God bless you, Ms. Scott! 5/5 Pub Date 10 Sep 2019. Thanks to the author, Chronicle Books and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine. #ConnoisseurKids #NetGalley

  2. 5 out of 5

    Holly Minion

    I have been a big Madame Chic fan for years. Jennifer Scott has written a great book on manners for kids. I would have loved this when I was 10 or 11. I think it's a bit over the head of my six-year-old son. But it's a great, fun resource. She has good object lessons and games for teaching some more grown-up concepts. Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have been a big Madame Chic fan for years. Jennifer Scott has written a great book on manners for kids. I would have loved this when I was 10 or 11. I think it's a bit over the head of my six-year-old son. But it's a great, fun resource. She has good object lessons and games for teaching some more grown-up concepts. Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nathalie

    It is a great book, fabulous in its simplicity and rich on joyful exercises and activities to practice good behaviours. The biggest advantages of the book are the creative approach to boring topics and the fact that it can be read by both parents and children. It is a practical guide without unnecessary theory which guaranteed your family productive parents-children time. Moreover, the book fit even for 3 years old children, however all reading here is solely parents’ task. In this case, storyte It is a great book, fabulous in its simplicity and rich on joyful exercises and activities to practice good behaviours. The biggest advantages of the book are the creative approach to boring topics and the fact that it can be read by both parents and children. It is a practical guide without unnecessary theory which guaranteed your family productive parents-children time. Moreover, the book fit even for 3 years old children, however all reading here is solely parents’ task. In this case, storytelling and discussion based on book’s topics are better. Jennifer L. Scott was a new for me author, but I surely will be reading her other books. Thanks to the author and NetGalley for a review copy. All opinions are mine. #ConnoisseurKids #NetGalley

  4. 5 out of 5

    Elena

    I enjoyed Scott's At Home With Madam Chic (which I read in August), but I absolutely adored this latest book of hers. It is an excellent resource for parents to read with children (kinder and older) as a primer to manners, etiquette, and respecting others. It was exceptionally practical and written in easy-to-understand language for children, yet didn't skimp on the information or depth. I learned a few things and definitely want to put into practice a lot of what I read as Elliot grows up. This I enjoyed Scott's At Home With Madam Chic (which I read in August), but I absolutely adored this latest book of hers. It is an excellent resource for parents to read with children (kinder and older) as a primer to manners, etiquette, and respecting others. It was exceptionally practical and written in easy-to-understand language for children, yet didn't skimp on the information or depth. I learned a few things and definitely want to put into practice a lot of what I read as Elliot grows up. This will be a book I will definitely revisit. Topics include table manners (including how to set the table), general hygiene tips, various ways to be kind and helpful to those around you, communication (including the importance of eye contact), tidiness and chores. There are a ton of fun activities to help learn these lessons, such as silly rhymes, recipes, games, and prompts for writing. Rating: G

  5. 5 out of 5

    Marie-Helene Fasquel

    Thank you so much for this delightful educational children’s book! It is comprehensive, fun, easy to understand and ideal to share with one’s kids, and to start valuable discussions with them. I particularly love all the exercises and activities which help understand and apply the sound advice! A must-read for parents and children, grand parents and teachers!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Abby

    Great, accessible little book, written for a child (elementary school to middle school, most likely). I was expecting it to be more advice on raising polite children, but this will be a nice thing to return to when my dudes are older. For now, modeling good manners seems to be the right tactic, and then I will force them to read this with me when they start school.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Gutierrez

    Wow what a beautiful book! I don’t have kids yet but I love Jennifer Scott and wanted to read it anyway and I’m so glad I did. What a breath of fresh air! I’m an adult and still literally learned so much from this book about living well! I also learned practical tips for cleaning and routine, and honestly can’t recommend it enough for people with children. I can only imagine how this book will enrich the lives of children and help them cultivate heathy and happy lives well into adulthood. Thank Wow what a beautiful book! I don’t have kids yet but I love Jennifer Scott and wanted to read it anyway and I’m so glad I did. What a breath of fresh air! I’m an adult and still literally learned so much from this book about living well! I also learned practical tips for cleaning and routine, and honestly can’t recommend it enough for people with children. I can only imagine how this book will enrich the lives of children and help them cultivate heathy and happy lives well into adulthood. Thank you Jennifer for another inspiring read!

  8. 4 out of 5

    January Gray

    I implemented this gem into my children's home school Summer supplement! We had so much fun together! My husband joined in as well so we can be on the same page of teaching manners and such. I highly recommend this book! I implemented this gem into my children's home school Summer supplement! We had so much fun together! My husband joined in as well so we can be on the same page of teaching manners and such. I highly recommend this book!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nicki

    Using a lot of this to get the homeschool year off to a good start and work through some of it through out the year. I love having lists and routines for my kids to follow, but making them is just not my favorite thing to do, so this was an easy help :) I will probably read sections of it to my kids, I think my younger girls not my tween and teen boys will resonate with it.....they just don't care as much about etiquette....it's good for them to learn and practice anyway. Using a lot of this to get the homeschool year off to a good start and work through some of it through out the year. I love having lists and routines for my kids to follow, but making them is just not my favorite thing to do, so this was an easy help :) I will probably read sections of it to my kids, I think my younger girls not my tween and teen boys will resonate with it.....they just don't care as much about etiquette....it's good for them to learn and practice anyway.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Anca

    This book is going to become one of our manuals for the grace and courtesy lessons! I enjoyed it a lot! There are so many good explanations and ideas for activities! It is a book appropriate for the +7-year-olds, but the younger children can also benefit from it. I can't think of a topic regarding children's manners not touched by this book. There's even a chapter on healthy living! Thank you to Net Galley and Chronicle Books for providing me with an e-book copy in exchange for my honest review! This book is going to become one of our manuals for the grace and courtesy lessons! I enjoyed it a lot! There are so many good explanations and ideas for activities! It is a book appropriate for the +7-year-olds, but the younger children can also benefit from it. I can't think of a topic regarding children's manners not touched by this book. There's even a chapter on healthy living! Thank you to Net Galley and Chronicle Books for providing me with an e-book copy in exchange for my honest review!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    Love this book. Thanks to Chronicle and Net Galley for the ARC. This book is a basic etiquette book, covering topics from manners to hygiene. All the topics are explained in age-appropriate language that is entertaining to read. There are cute illustrations and tidbits about various subjects and famous people that have played a role in the development of etiquette through the years. Like a book for adults, this book contains information, recipes, tips, sample ideas, and more. I recommend this bo Love this book. Thanks to Chronicle and Net Galley for the ARC. This book is a basic etiquette book, covering topics from manners to hygiene. All the topics are explained in age-appropriate language that is entertaining to read. There are cute illustrations and tidbits about various subjects and famous people that have played a role in the development of etiquette through the years. Like a book for adults, this book contains information, recipes, tips, sample ideas, and more. I recommend this book for all families and it would be a good resource for classrooms, scouting, or other children's groups.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Books_my_big_love

    Często sen z powiek spędzają nam myśli, co możemy zrobić, aby nauczyć nasze dzieci odpowiedniego zachowania w zależności od sytuacji, zamiłowania do porządku czy kulturalnego spożywania posiłków. To niezwykle trudne zadanie, kiedy dla dzieci otaczający świat jest niezwykle interesujący i zwykle nie mają czasu na tego typu przyziemne sprawy. W tej sytuacji z ratunkiem przychodzi nam Jeniifer L.Scott ze swoim poradnikiem „Jak nauczyć dzieci dobrych manier”. Z tej książki dowiemy się, jak nauczyć dz Często sen z powiek spędzają nam myśli, co możemy zrobić, aby nauczyć nasze dzieci odpowiedniego zachowania w zależności od sytuacji, zamiłowania do porządku czy kulturalnego spożywania posiłków. To niezwykle trudne zadanie, kiedy dla dzieci otaczający świat jest niezwykle interesujący i zwykle nie mają czasu na tego typu przyziemne sprawy. W tej sytuacji z ratunkiem przychodzi nam Jeniifer L.Scott ze swoim poradnikiem „Jak nauczyć dzieci dobrych manier”. Z tej książki dowiemy się, jak nauczyć dzieci poprawnej komunikacji, zachowania się w trakcie posiłku i przy stole, jak zachęcić je do utrzymywania porządku nie tylko w swoim pokoju, ale również we wspólnej przestrzeni, jak ważne jest sprawianie przyjemności drugiej osobie oraz że zdrowie i higiena są równie ważne w dążeniu do bycia specjalistą dobrych manier. Jest to świetna pozycja, którą możemy przeczytać najpierw sami, aby uporządkować i rozjaśnić sobie pewne sprawy, by następnie rozdział po rozdziale wspólnie z naszym dzieckiem poznawać tajniki dobrych manier a także skorzystać z praktycznych wskazówek i przepisów autorki. Książka napisana jest prostym językiem, wszystkie trudniejsze definicje czy zwroty są na bieżąco tłumaczone, aby łatwiej trafiła ona do naszych małych czytelników, którzy chcą zostać specjalistami dobrych manier. Podzielona ona jest na kilka rozdziałów, z których każdy zajmuje się innym tematem wchodzącym w zakres dobrych manier. W każdym rozdziale znajdziemy kilka podrozdziałów, które wchodzą w skład danego zagadnienia. Bardzo spodobało mi się również, że w rozdziałach i podrozdziałach możemy znaleźć krótkie, zabawne wierszyki, które pomagają zrozumieć i zapamiętać pewne zasady. Oprócz tego dzieci otrzymują również zadania do wykonania, ćwiczenia do uzupełnienia a także poznają krótkie życiorysy osób, które miały znaczny wpływ na rozwój danej dziedziny. Osobiście przeczytałam tę książkę od deski do deski i naprawdę bardzo spodobała mi się realizacja tego pomysłu, dlatego, że jest to trudny temat, a w tym wypadku przekazany w prosty i przejrzysty sposób. Polecam gorąco nie tylko rodzicom, ale również wychowawcom, bo dobrych manier nigdy nie jest za dużo nawet w starszym wieku :)

  13. 5 out of 5

    Karolina Osewska

    Dobre wychowanie naszych pociech Każdy rodzic pragnie by jego dzieci były dobrze wychowanymi małymi ludźmi. Jak się okazuje wychowywanie dziecka to nie taka prosta sprawa. Trzeba czasu, uwagi i cierpliwości, a przede wszystkim miłości by wychować naszego szkraba tak, by w przyszłości stał się on mądrym i kulturalnym dorosłym. Z pomocą rodzicom przychodzi Jennifer L. Scott, która w swoim poradniku "Jak nauczyć dzieci dobrych manier" przedstawia w przystępny sposób jak nauczyć dziecko tytułowych do Dobre wychowanie naszych pociech Każdy rodzic pragnie by jego dzieci były dobrze wychowanymi małymi ludźmi. Jak się okazuje wychowywanie dziecka to nie taka prosta sprawa. Trzeba czasu, uwagi i cierpliwości, a przede wszystkim miłości by wychować naszego szkraba tak, by w przyszłości stał się on mądrym i kulturalnym dorosłym. Z pomocą rodzicom przychodzi Jennifer L. Scott, która w swoim poradniku "Jak nauczyć dzieci dobrych manier" przedstawia w przystępny sposób jak nauczyć dziecko tytułowych dobrych manier. Książka ta jest bardziej skierowana do dzieci właśnie, bądź do wspólnego czytania jej rodziców z dziećmi. Bowiem autorka zwraca się w niej do maluchów. Poradnik jest doskonale wydany. Zapis rozdziałów, ich struktura, kolorowe wstawki, ilustracje, a także miejsca na notatki dzieci, specjalne zabawy i gry, które pomogą naszym pociechom przyswajać zasady dobrych manier. To wszystko sprawia, że ten poradnik na pewno wyróżnia się wśród poradników o wychowywaniu dzieci i zachęca by po niego sięgnąć. Bo nie odstrasza ani ilością stron ani wyglądem. Kolorowy, przejrzysty, zabawny - czego chcieć więcej. Czy polecam? Myślę, że tak, będzie on doskonałą lekturą dla starszych dzieciaków, które same sprawnie już czytają, a dla tych młodszych będzie to idealna okazja by spędzić czas z rodzicami i poczytać wspólnie rady autorki i czegoś nowego się nauczyć. Nauka poprzez zabawę, dobrze, że autorka to podkreśla cały czas, bo nie ma nic lepszego niż połączenie tych dwóch dziedzin. Uroczy poradnik dla dzieci i rodziców. Zauroczy Was swoim wydaniem i nie zanudzi zawartością. Polecam ! Za egzemplarz do recenzji dziękuję wydawnictwu Literackiemu.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Shelly Mateer

    A friend gave me this book as a gift, and similar to as when the same friend gave me another by this author, I wondered if she had lost her mind. I have young children and ‘connoisseur’ is definitely not the word that comes to mind when I think about life with young children. But, as I always say, I give every book a chance because I think you can learn from anyone’s story. There is always something of worth to be learned. I see this book for being best for kids in perhaps their early teens or p A friend gave me this book as a gift, and similar to as when the same friend gave me another by this author, I wondered if she had lost her mind. I have young children and ‘connoisseur’ is definitely not the word that comes to mind when I think about life with young children. But, as I always say, I give every book a chance because I think you can learn from anyone’s story. There is always something of worth to be learned. I see this book for being best for kids in perhaps their early teens or preteens. It teaches some good lessons for adults and children alike. Some of the most noteworthy things I got from this book follow… The antidote (or solution) to selfishness is thoughtfulness. Thoughtfulness and serving others doesn’t come naturally and can often be the hardest choice to make. It’s easier just to be selfish and fulfill our own wants first. The spell your name exercise would kick my butt. The section on using kind words seems especially necessary these days. All people, not just kids, need to learn about how to counteract mean words with kind words and that gossip is speaking negatively about people when they are not there to defend themselves. Perhaps there should be an adult version of this book! And, the final lesson of the book is one of the most needed in this day and age. It talks about the importance of laughter. We all need more laughter and fun in our lives. Let’s try not to take ourselves too seriously and learn once again how to laugh and have fun.

  15. 4 out of 5

    J

    Different than her other (adult oriented) books. Same gentle, elegant approach to life but targeted to children. I LOVE this book! Age appropriate content and language, so you can read it aloud with/to your little one. Every few pages there are fun physical activities to help teach children the lessons in the book - walking with good posture, looking people in the eyes when you speak, cleaning up and more! Highly recommend this to manner-minded parents of children ages 3-10. Attractive format and Different than her other (adult oriented) books. Same gentle, elegant approach to life but targeted to children. I LOVE this book! Age appropriate content and language, so you can read it aloud with/to your little one. Every few pages there are fun physical activities to help teach children the lessons in the book - walking with good posture, looking people in the eyes when you speak, cleaning up and more! Highly recommend this to manner-minded parents of children ages 3-10. Attractive format and font. Looking forward to reading with my 6-year old! No religious references or direct mention of God. But the author seems to have unstated sensitivity to those areas. I wouldn't be surprised if the author is deeply catholic, but wrote this for a secular audience. I know she homeschools her children and is christian. This books lacks the usual questionable modern moral commentary, yoga & new age references. Actually kid safe!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    Challenge: Curious Reader's 2020 Non-fiction - Childhood reminiscence (9). Reading this book points out the amazing amount of things that we as humans need to learn how to do to maintain ourselves and interact with others. Importantly, the book begins with communication with others and ends with activities to do other than looking at 'screens'. Great lessons for children and a nice review for us all. Learning good habits in six major areas of our lives gives children the tools needed to feel com Challenge: Curious Reader's 2020 Non-fiction - Childhood reminiscence (9). Reading this book points out the amazing amount of things that we as humans need to learn how to do to maintain ourselves and interact with others. Importantly, the book begins with communication with others and ends with activities to do other than looking at 'screens'. Great lessons for children and a nice review for us all. Learning good habits in six major areas of our lives gives children the tools needed to feel comfortable in daily situations, to become independent persons, and to show themselves and others respect. Includes great activities, projects, recipes, and things to do as a family.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Rachelle

    Connoisseur Kids... an introduction for children on manners, hygiene, and preparing meals. The book is marketed toward privileged middle class families, and offers great suggestions applicable to kids of all ages. The chapter lessons can encourage younger students to help around the house, kindness to peers, and personal hygiene. Very thorough, good discussion starter. Recipes at the end of the book were confusing; I don't know any kid who would want to make any of the dishes. Connoisseur Kids... an introduction for children on manners, hygiene, and preparing meals. The book is marketed toward privileged middle class families, and offers great suggestions applicable to kids of all ages. The chapter lessons can encourage younger students to help around the house, kindness to peers, and personal hygiene. Very thorough, good discussion starter. Recipes at the end of the book were confusing; I don't know any kid who would want to make any of the dishes.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ash

    Didn’t find anything of much use in this book. I am not sure who the target audience are. I am not sure kids would want to read this book and there is not much for parents as most of what is mentioned is already known to adults.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Andréa

    Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.

  20. 5 out of 5

    heabooktubes

    This is aimed to the child, much more than the parent. This is basics, but age appropriate, and well done.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Annie Taylor

    I cannot wait to be able to go through this book together again with my children when they are old enough.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Denisa Ostas

    This is a book I wish I had when I was a child. It’s wonderful structured and has practical ideas to teach good manners to children at home or at school.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    I wish I'd had this when my kids were young! I wish I'd had this when my kids were young!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kylie

    I read this with Fiona and she loved it and asked if there was a second book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Eric

    It's a cute book, although my kid is already a teenager so I couldn't set any of the examples to her. I would definitely buy it as a gift to someone. It's a cute book, although my kid is already a teenager so I couldn't set any of the examples to her. I would definitely buy it as a gift to someone.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jenna

    Love this book!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Yvette

    Jennifer L. Scott's messages of poise and etiquette aimed at adults appeal to me, so I was quite curious to see her approach to helping children to gain these qualities that are increasingly less common place in today's world.   Reading this guide for parents and their children brought back memories of childhood lessons and I found an appreciation for the range of topics and the different approaches that are suggested.  While some of the approaches may work better than others, depending on indivi Jennifer L. Scott's messages of poise and etiquette aimed at adults appeal to me, so I was quite curious to see her approach to helping children to gain these qualities that are increasingly less common place in today's world.   Reading this guide for parents and their children brought back memories of childhood lessons and I found an appreciation for the range of topics and the different approaches that are suggested.  While some of the approaches may work better than others, depending on individual personalities, the ideas that are presented are well worth considering. As someone with several decades of experience as an aunt, and a great aunt in more recent years, this is a book I would recommend for those with or without children.  Written in a manner that is suitable for children who read at an intermediate level or above, as well as for reading as a family, there is value here for those who are not parents but whose relationships with children may enable them to be a role model.   This review refers to a digital galley I voluntarily read through NetGalley, courtesy of the publisher.  All opinions are my own.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jo

    I just reviewed Connoisseur Kids by Jennifer L. Scott. #ConnoisseurKids #NetGalley I like this book, that explained clearly to both adults and kids on how to behave in society. Not being a snob, of course, but it explained the big rules of how to play nice so people can accept you better. https://filetdesole.wordpress.com/202... I just reviewed Connoisseur Kids by Jennifer L. Scott. #ConnoisseurKids #NetGalley I like this book, that explained clearly to both adults and kids on how to behave in society. Not being a snob, of course, but it explained the big rules of how to play nice so people can accept you better. https://filetdesole.wordpress.com/202...

  29. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra

    Good book to help kids with manners and etiquette. With information, exercises and at times recipes it help parents and child to better behaviours - eye contact, posture, sharing and other topics. Quick - from one thing to the next, talks of topic and exercise or activity then goes on.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kyleen

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