"This is a charming book of poetry that serves many purposes for the classroom: art, language arts, and social studies. The illustrations are charming, the poetry is catchy and gets the point across, and the etiquette lessons are very clear. Young children will enjoy this as a read aloud, older children will find the humor in the poems as they read the book themselves." — Mama-Graphy
Samuel Snail is always late: "Though Mother worries, Samuel never hurries!" Johnny Giraffe caught a cold because he refused to listen to his mama and keep his long neck covered with a muffler. Foolish Lulu Lambkin calls and bawls when she's left alone for only a moment, and rude Christopher Crocodile yawned in his grandma's face without covering his big mouth with his paw.
These naughty creatures offer children examples of how not to behave, from Willie Wolf and his appalling table manners to Charlie Chipmunk and his tiresome chattering and Little Tony Tigerkin, who seldom wears a happy grin. Charming verses, accompanied by 24 full-page, black-and-white illustrations, recount the misdeeds of each wild rascal.