How Rude!

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 12 Feb 2019

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Learning about being kind and not being rude is important as an early lesson and How Rude! by Clare Helen Welsh and Olivier Tallec is a book featuring this lesson. Duck is invited to visit Dot for a tea party. But Duck has not learned proper manners and continues to be rude during the visit. Actually, Duck does some really outrageous things during the visit which are very rude. This story is designed to teach kindness is a silly way. Even a little one can see Duck is not acting nice and not being a good friend. This story points out many things about being rude and what happens with good illustrations in a way children can understand and enjoy. This would be a good preschool book helping teach good matters and ways to properly treat friends.
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Where are Duck’s manners? He is invited to a friends house and does nothing but rude things- licking sandwiches, spilling tea. Duck’s friend, Dot, does not know how to respond to his actions. 
A funny tale that is important for young ones who are learning manners and how to be a friend.
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Einfach bezaubernd und mit tollen Bildern! Nachdem sie unfreundlich  waren, merken der Junge und die Ente wie viel schöner das miteinander sein kann wenn man nett zueinander ist.
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Two friends interact at a tea party. One is hosting and one is a guest. One is rude and one gets mad. How will this resolve?  A cute, fun story that is a great launching point to discuss manners and hurting our friends feelings with children aged 2-5.
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How rude! I really had bigger expectations from this book - especially since thanks to Full House "How rude!" is my favourite thing to say. I did not feel like this book delivered. It was predictable and not funny - at least not as funny as the expression was in Full House.

It's not a bad book for kids, but not one that I feel I will reach out for a lor.
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This is a very cute book about proper etiquette and manners between the two characters as shown on the cover. The yellow creature starts off to be the rude one with bad manners and it infuriates the little person in red. They both take turn to be rude to each other until they reconcile by apologizing to each other. At then end, they both behave well and spend their time in harmony. A simple story to follow showing little children how to be polite, be nice and be considerate.
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The story is a simple one. It is that of a little kid, Dot, and their friend the seemingly rude Duck. 

The concept and illustrations are charming but it seems to be lost in the actual story. It gets somewhat repetitive which is not exactly what one would want in a 32 page book.
 
However, I read enough that I would still be interested in reading more of this authors work and sharing it with the little ones in my life.
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How Rude!
By: Clare Helen Welsh and Oliver Tallec
This simple painted the picture of manners for little ones. It was simple to follow and understand as two friends try to enjoy a tea party that manners are important. I enjoyed this book as it was short, sweet and to the point. The illustrations were simple but fun, not distracting from the story. If you have a little one who is struggling with manners this book is worth checking out.
I was given the privilege to read this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review which is stated here.
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A charming book about social norms. This will be a great book for parents and teachers seeking a way to explain this difficult concept. After all, adults might all feel when someone is rude, but younger children might not feel the social stigma of rudeness clearly yet. The illustrations are simple but effective. Definitely a good book for a school library.
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WT-?! Maybe. I don't think these two are friends and if they are, they certainly are not good friends, more like a rendition of Mean Girls / Boys or Acquaintances From Hell, and even if they in some nightmare are friends, I don't think the 'kid' did anything drastically wrong by eating the cake in the end without sharing it with the 'duck' - considering how the tea get-together had gone on for an hour - and even if he or the 'duck' realizes that each / both were rude or obnoxious or downright unpleasant as guest / host, the duck should have apologized more and helped clear up the mess too.
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This was a cute and engaging book about learning good manners. This book has a simple message that uses friendship, frustration and humor which I think is great for a preschool audience. The illustrations were beautifully done and did a great job of showing facial cues as well that showed how Dot was getting more and more frustrated when Duck was becoming more disrespectful with his behavior.  

This was a very relatable situation for young kids and I liked that we were able to see Dot's frustration level increase as that is a very normal feeling when people around us are unaware. The problems were sorted out and there was a feeling of mutual respect and understanding at the end of the book which I thought wrapped up this story perfectly. 

Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
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Dot and duck are quite the due in this children’s book that is all about how feelings build up and can eventually explode. A great book for showing younger children what it looks like to be rude and also what it looks like to become annoyed. This would be a great place to start in discussing Zones of Regulation and even paired with Molly Potter’s ‘How are you feeling today?’ to work out which feelings are coming out and effective ways duck and dot could deal with them. Lots of potential for a lovely little read-aloud book!
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What a great book for young readers to learn about rude behavior. I loved the colorful illustrations against the background of the pencil drawings. The book is an easy read for new readers. Just the right amount of silliness to keep the young reader engaged.
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Dot has invited Duck over for a tea party.  Duck is being very rude; criticizing the food, demanding other things he wants, and claiming the cake as all his own.  Dot has enough and eats the cake all herself.  Both end up apologizing for their rudeness and resuming their friendship.  

This is a cute story that teaches a good lesson.  Kids will enjoy this book and the fun illustrations.
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Duck comes to tea and makes himself at home….too at home, to the point of being very rude. This is almost a reminder that when you get comfortable with people, sometimes you can cross lines and upset them, hurt their feelings, or be rude, without really thinking about it. This story is a good argument for being polite and self-aware, which you can discuss with children on a basic level. 

The artwork includes simple lines drawings with shading and added colors.  It’s cute and consistent between pages. 

There’s nothing particularly new, outstanding, funny, or exciting about the actual storyline. The ending is bit underwhelming and mostly focused on making a point.  This story would be good if you want to open up a discussion with your child about how to behave or how to be polite.
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Book about good manners. Illustrations are simple and fun.
Duck is a rude guest to Dot's Tea Party. He learns how to behave well.

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the eARC
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I read this book with my 8-year old daughter. She thought it was funny because the duck was being bossy to the girl. I liked it because it had a good message. It's a great book to teach young children about manners!
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This book’s focus is obviously Duck’s rude behavior  while attending the tea party. I just did not care for the story.
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What an utterly delicious little book! Dot and Duck’s teaparty is almost ruined by Duck’s rudeness.
The drawings are completely charming and there is not too many words to overwhelm very young readers. Makes a great present from grandparents to steer the ickle ones gently towards manners and respect for others.
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This is a simple but great book, with a much needed message! Duck goes to his friend's house for tea but doesn't quite endear himself. There is much mess and rudeness and it all descends into chaos. Duck's friend gets so cross that he ends up being rude himself. Luckily, like with all good books, the friends realise their mistakes and make up.

I read this book with my six year old son, and it was amusing for me to see his reaction to some very familiar scenes - such as being presented with options that he rudely rejects! The book's simplicity and gentle characters made a great base for our discussion about rudeness, and being polite with others.
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