Book Review: My Way to Good Manners by Elizabeth Cole

Finding relatable kids’ books on manners can present a challenge, but this lovely story presents parents with a good choice for preschool-age children as well as elder ones. Learn more about how Melissa’s story could help any child.
This children’s book about manners follow the story of Melissa, a charming young girl. Her manners are lacking at the story’s beginning, and no one wants to play with her on the playground. Over the course of the manners book for kids, she learns about being polite.
This book teaches:

  • Social skills for kids
  • Social norms
  • Kindness
  • Empathy

The children’s book about respect uses a social story that boys and girls can both appreciate. Etiquette book for kids contains a straightforward problem and solution storyline that small children enjoy.
This kids’ book about manners is also suitable for learning to read. Kids’ behavior book features a paired rhyming scheme to encourage kids to read along with their parents. This detail makes the book on behavior for kids a great addition to an early reader’s library.
The manner book for preschoolers also includes lovely illustrations while teaching etiquette for kids.
This kid’s book about respect makes learning etiquette for children more accessible with a relatable story. Book of kid manners teaches everything from table manners to polite phrases and emphasizes the importance of manners to being kind.


My Review

I have read a few of Elizabeth Cole’s books in the My way: Social Emotional Books for Kids series, so I was pretty sure that this would be another great children’s book. I wasn’t disappointed.

Melissa has bad manners. In fact, they’re so bad that her classmates won’t play with her. When Melissa comes home upset, her mom suggests she works on having good manners, but she isn’t sure how to change. Her mom makes her a list which she uses all the time to find out the right thing to say or do. She realizes that having good manners isn’t difficult and that if she is nice to others, they will be nice to her. Eventually, the good manners become habit, and she doesn’t need the list anymore.

The story is told in rhymes and the illustrations are cute and colorful. It helps children to learn about good manners and ways to be nice rather than rude or obnoxious.

About the Author

Being a mother of two kids Elizabeth Cole very well understands that childhood is a great period of life filled with a tremendous amount of different and often changing emotions. Since the time Elizabeth received her master’s degree in psychology from University of New Orleans in 2008, she fully devoted herself to the research of kids, understanding their needs as well as their true emotions. Her five years period of working as the school teacher very much improved Elizabeth’s knowledge and motivated her even stronger. Finally, all of her experience inspired Elizabeth to write a series of children’s books.

Learn more at or email Elizabeth at!