Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 18
- Grade: 4 to 6
- Reading age: 9 to 11
Demonstrating good manners goes way beyond not talking with your mouth full. Rudeness can lead to hurt feelings, misunderstandings, and ultimately conflict. But exactly what constitutes good manners can differ from culture to culture, region to region, and generation to generation. What is acceptable behaviour to some, may be downright rude to others.
Rudeness: Deal with it if you please shows kids just how harmful rudeness can be, and explains how the keys to conflict resolution -- sensitivity, consideration, and respect -- are also the basis of good manners everywhere.
About the authors
CATHERINE RONDINA is a columnist and reporter for publications such as City Parent, Good Times, Post City Magazines and Canadian Living. Her writing for children has appeared in educational anthologies, literacy workbooks for students, and she is the co-author of a guide to professional baseball for women. She lives in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto, with her husband and three children.
DAN WORKMAN is an illustrator and graphic artist who has been featured in such magazines as Chart, Faze, Gasoline and Musicworks. Dan is a graduate of the Interpretive Illustration Program at Sheridan College and currently resides in Toronto.
"These three titles [ Misconduct, Rudeness, and Authority are an improvement over the previous titles because they present more complex scenarios, forcing readers to 'think outside the box' and do a little more creative problem-solving."
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Other titles by Catherine Rondina
Fighting racism to become a hockey superstar and role model for athletes of colour
How a First Nations kid became a superstar goaltender
Lighting Our World
A Year of Celebrations
Don't Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You
Deal with it before word gets around
Deal with it straight up