This innovative gift book allows kids to peek into the mind of George Washington and the more than 100 lessons by which he lived his life. Modern translations and hilarious caricature illustrations provide a lighthearted and fun way to learn about history and good manners at the same time. Featuring the Rules of Civility that George Washington learned when he was a child, this book focuses on 50 of George's maxims, ranging from table manners to polite conversation to being a good citizen. Because the Rules of Civility are centuries old, this book also includes "translations" of the rules into contemporary and witty kid-friendly explanations that any young reader can relate to. Paired with laugh-out-loud illustrations, this book is a sure-fire guide to amazing etiquette.
"Humor abounds throughout, from the etiquette rules themselves to the illustrations, all the while exposing readers to rules pertinent for today, yet often overlooked." --Booklist
"The real charm of the book are the caricaturelike portraits that illustrate each point of etiquette. Readers will enjoy this fun, accessible read." --School Library Journal
George Washington's Rules to Live By by George Washington with K. M. Kostyal