“a fun and meaningful way to demonstrate to children that good manners are not just boring rules but a show of kindness and consideration to others.”–New York Journal of Books
“Lefranc has found a way to make learning manners fun and perhaps when you’re finished reading, you might even hear those two magic words, ‘Thank you.’” –Children’s Book Examiner
“Not only do her main characters possess the appearance of timeless fictional figures—with a wizard and a fairy thrown in for good measure!—but the notion of the quest is equally relatable… Kudos must also be given to Hannah Neale, whose beautiful illustrations accompany the book. Her images are bold and bright, and they accentuate the story with humor and heart.“–Hartford Book Examiner
“By imparting the lesson of good manners in a fanciful fairy tale, the author has presented it so that kids will not feel nagged…Whether your child is just learning how to speak and act nicely, or perhaps is in that stage where certain things (like burping) are hysterical, this story might just make all the difference.” –gather.
“The book is loaded with colorful and cute illustrations that are bound to draw any small reader – or listeners – attention… When asked what rating she would give this book, Bryanna (reviewer’s daughter) said, “Oh it’s a 5 star for sure”. I asked her if she would like to read this book again and her answer was, “Yes”. –BookWormHollow
“The bright cheerful illustrations by Hannah Neale will draw your kids’ attention and the cute story about a rude princess and her pet dragon will keep them turning the pages. In A Quest for Good Manners she manages to take a boring (maybe even an eye-rolling topic for those who haven’t learned their manners yet!) and turn it into a fun and engaging children’s story.” –JustChildrensBooks
This story held both kids attention and even taught them a few things (like that fact that it’s good manner’s to put a napkin in your lap and keep your elbows off the dinner table when you’re eating). … I think this book is adorable and written well for the target audience. It initiated great manner conversations and questions and was entertaining all at the same time. A job well done!”–Journey of Grace
“This book is definitely a must read and would be extremely beneficial in helping parents teach their young children how important it is to always use good manners. A wonderful little book!”–Great Minds Think Aloud book club
“It is difficult for me to review this book without gushing just a little bit. It has been
a favorite in my household since the day that it arrived.”–Kids Corner
“The kids enjoyed the adventure and were glad to see that the Princess and Sparkler returned from their quest enlightened with better behavior.”–Pick of the Literate
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