Do I Have To Say Hello, by Delia Ephron, is a really great manners book for kids. It is hilariously funny - my 5 year-old son and I were laughing so hard that it was difficult to keep reading - but also very clear about good manners. It's presented as a book-length quiz with multiple choice answers. The wrong answers are obviously wrong, but are quite realistic in showing bad manners. The reader gets the point about what's right, but in a way that is extremely funny, never preachy or santimonious. For example:
"You want another helping of corn.
Do you say, "Please pass the corn, Uncle Jerry"?
Do you say, "Yo, corn"?
Do you bang the table with your knife until Aunt Delia and Uncle Jerry ask what you want?"
The book also makes it obvious that good manners have everything to do with treating other people with kindness and consideration instead of just learning the proper form. For example, there's nothing about which fork to use, but plenty about being civil when you are served food you hate. I have already bought this book four times for various kids, and I am terribly disappointed that it is out of print. Maybe someone from Doubleday will read this review and get the message.