Emily's Everyday Manners
Remember learning the Magic Words? The Magic Words were simple phrases your parents insisted upon at home, at school and while visiting friends and family. Please, Thank You, and You’re Welcome made people smile, impressed your aunts and uncles, and, though you didn’t realize it at the time, also made a good impression.
Those Magic Words, and other etiquette basics, come to life in Emily’s Everyday Manners, written by Peggy Post and Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D. and illustrated by Steve Björkman. Kids can read along and watch as young Emily and her best friend Ethan ride the school bus, romp on the playground, visit friends, and eat at restaurants—all while having fun and using their best manners.
From the most trusted name in etiquette, this charming picture book explains why everyone should know and use the social graces. With clever text, fun and colorful illustrations, and a large measure of humor, Peggy Post, Cindy Post Senning, and Steve Björkman make clear the importance of developing good character and encouraging children to genuinely care for and appreciate others.
Emily's Everyday Manners is recommended for children age 5-8.
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About the Authors
Peggy Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen etiquette books. Peggy is co-author of the 18th edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette. Her other books include the 16th and 17th editions of Emily Post’s Etiquette; Emily Post’s Wedding Planner; Emily’s Everyday Manners; and Emily Post's The Gift of Good Manners.
Since 1995, Peggy has written a popular monthly column in Good Housekeeping magazine. She also wrote a biweekly online column in The New York Times called “The Well-Mannered Wedding.” Additionally, Peggy conducts lectures and seminars for businesses, trade associations, and community organizations throughout the U.S.
Peggy Post’s media appearances include Oprah, Dr. Phil, The View, Live with Regis and Kelly, the Today show, Good Morning America, Dateline, VH1, and CNN. Peggy has been interviewed by myriad media outlets including: NPR; USA Weekend; The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal; The Washington Post; Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Baltimore Sun. She has conducted spokesperson campaigns for several businesses, including Master Card; Bed Bath & Beyond; SBC; Merci Chocolate; Yahoo; KFC; Vistaprint; and Florida Department of Citrus.
Peggy began her career as an international flight attendant for Pan American World Airways. She then taught seventh grade English and history in New York City before entering the business world, developing a 30-year career of management and consulting positions in the financial sector. Born in Washington, DC, she was raised in Maryland and New Orleans and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Louisiana State University. Peggy and her husband, Allen, live in southwest Florida, and she has two stepsons, Casey and Jeep, and a grandson Carter.
Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D. is Emily Post’s great-granddaughter and a former director of The Emily Post Institute. Now retired, Cindy continues to lead the Emily Post’s Children’s Etiquette Train the Trainer Program twice a year, and so give media interviews. Her premiere book for children is The Gift of Good Manners, co-written with Peggy Post.
Cindy’s educational background and expertise in etiquette uniquely qualify her to write definitively on the subject of children’s manners in the 21st century. Her writing and recommendations are based on the concept of introducing specific manners at certain developmental stages in a child’s life. Cindy Post Senning also founded the Emily Post’s Children’s Etiquette Train the Trainer Program and remains its premier presenter.
Cindy has been a sought after source for children's etiquette and has been interviewed by The New York Times, USA Today, NPR, and Parenting magazine.
Cindy’s professional background includes more than 30 years in education and health care. She holds a doctorate and master’s in education, both from the University of Vermont; and a degree in nursing from Cornell University. Cindy resides in Waterbury, Vermont, with her husband John. They have two grown sons.