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Book Reviews: About Manners Stink!

Kennedy is a smart, cute, vivacious little girl, who adores being with her family and friends. She loves the months October thru December because of her birthday and all of the fun she has during the holidays. However, this holiday season Kennedy’s mom has plans for her that she may not enjoy… only to find that she may learn something along the way.

About Demika Caldwell
Demika Caldwell lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her husband and two daughters (Kennedy and Kaitlyn Emma Candi). Before moving to the big city, she was a true suburban girl raised in Bolingbrook, Illinois, where she discovered her love for writing. After graduating from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Communications, she had a successful career at one of the largest consumer packaged goods companies in the world. Now, her days are filled with hauling her daughters off to auditions (momanger), volunteering at the school, assisting with homework, cooking, refereeing sibling fights and writing stories that she hopes children and families will enjoy. Demika is currently working on publishing her next book in the Kennedy series – Stinky Boys.

My Thoughts
What a delightful story with beautiful illustrations. I just finished reading it to my niece who is six years old. She loves the pictures and they go along with the story perfectly. She kept saying, “Browny needs eatacat, he smacks when he eats his dog food, Auntie.” If I can get my niece to part with the book, I plan to read it to my preschoolers at storytime. The book was fun to read and, of course, the lesson learned was excellent. Manners Stink! will capture the attention of preschool to early readers over and over at storytime and bedtime. I urge you to read this adorable story, It’s a classroom and storytime must have!

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book, for the purpose of completing my review. The opinions in this post are entirely my own, and I was was not financially compensated in any way. Thanks to Demika Caldwell, for providing the book for review.





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