Manners Stink

Hey Everybody!! Hope your weekend was well.

I haven’t done much in the area of reviews but I am starting to get some pitches so I am very anxious to give you my opinions on some products and the such. *Don’t freak out* this will not turn into a review only blog! I only plan to review items I think will be beneficial to you in some form or fashion.

I was recently sent a copy of a children’s book entitled “Manners Stink” by Demika Caldwell. When I pulled it out of the mailbox I was floored at how awesome the illustrations were before I read a word of the story.

The story is based on the author’s own daughter Kennedy, and her trip to an etiquette class or ed-a-kit as stated by Kennedy in the book! I enjoyed the book for a number of reasons. In being truly honest, there are few children’s books that I have come across that I feel my children can relate to when it comes to diversity. I loved that Demika made it a point to include all races of children through out the story’s plot and illustrations.

The prose in which the book was written made me feel as if Kennedy wrote it. That’s a great thing seeing that this is a children’s book. My son loved the story and even learned a thing or two about manners. I am looking forward to her follow up “Stinky Boys”! Please make sure to support Demika and her growing collection of children’s books. We often get caught up in providing clothing and other necessities for our children forgetting that books/reading are integral components to our children’s educational growth.

Demika Caldwell lives in Chicago, IL with her husband and two daughters Kennedy and Kaitlyn. You can connect with Demika via Twitter, Facebook, and her Blog

I’ll leave you with my son’s favorite illustration from the book! Dueces or Peace…you choose!



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    May 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Seriously, how cute is that illustration!! I’m always open for reviews on good products! That is how I have come to buy some of the things I love today..through blog reviews;0. Happy Monday!

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    Mrs. Pancakes
    May 23, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I love children’s stories…they always have a great teachable moments. the picture of the little girl is awesome! love the girly hair!

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    Prototype Mama
    May 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    How freakin’ cute! I love children’s books and I especially love to see and read African American stories— it’s gives me something positive to read to my Madison. Love it!

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    May 23, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Aw she is so cute! I have to check it out for my daughter. She would just love that.

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    May 23, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Love the illustration and it looks like a really nice book for kids and Moms!!!

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    May 23, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I just got the book this weekend! My review comes out tomorrow! Great minds think alike!! :-)…BTW We loved it!!!!

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    Demika Caldwell
    May 24, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Thanks to everyone for all of your kind words about “Manners Stink!” You all have given me inspiration to keep writing. From the bottom of my heart, I truly appreciate the love!! I hope you all will enjoy “Stinky Boys!”

    Again, thank you!
    Demika Caldwell

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    June 18, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Will have to pick up this good read for Moo and Stinky Boys for JJ when he gets older.

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    July 6, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I need to find this book for my neice, thanks for the info!

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    Michelle Knopp
    February 10, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    That looks like such a cute book! I agree, I love the illustration! I like that title too!

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