Beth Bracken and Richard Watson(Illustrator) Peter takes pride in being rude and gross. He doesn’t think manners are important at all. But when his family starts to use bad manners, Peter gets a reality check.
This is a very easy to read and simple story about Peter who has terrible manners and is quite happy about it because he gets extra attention as a result. The book talks about his various poor manners and how he learns to start changing them in the end.
It’s the sort of book your typical 5 or 6 year old boy particularly would enjoy I think, as it includes burping and picking noses and all those other ‘gross’ things that boys do…I’m sure the girls do them too, to be sure, but as I have a houseful of boys here I can testify to its truth in this house!
The illustrations by Richard Watson are quirky and fun and the book made me smile. Verdict: Simple to read, a fun way to talk about manners with your child. Reviewed by Lesley
Publication Date: January 2012
Genre: Picture Book