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