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Book Title: The Adventures of Forkman: What’s That Noise? by Tiffany Caldwell and W.R. MacKenzie
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: Jan 2021
Content Rating: G. This children’s book is for everyone.
When poor manners are present, Forkman will be there to save the day! Join Kathryn and William as they learn how to load the dishwasher properly and avoid inappropriate distractions at the table with the help of all their utensil friends. This second book in the Adventures of Forkman series is a great introduction to mealtime etiquette for readers of all ages.
Tiffany Caldwell: I have worked with children for over thirteen years and every year basic manners become less evident. When I was growing up, my sisters and I took etiquette classes during the summer while we visited our grandparents. Etiquette was always a big part of our upbringing. When we would have our family dinners, my dad, W.R. MacKenzie, would make our utensils come to life as we were eating. Forkman became a part of our dinner routine! I am a mother of three great kids and military wife to my hero. A few years ago, I told my dad we needed to start writing our story. We are so excited to share Forkman with the world!
W.R. MacKenzie: I spent thirty-nine years in the bakery business. After I retired and my four children were grown, I felt it was time to share the importance of the family meal with the world. The Adventures of Forkman teaches children how to properly conduct themselves at the table. Our books are filled with characters all children can relate with and I believe Forkman and his crew will help children of all ages learn manners and table etiquette.
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This cute book is perfect for young families. Chapter 3 starts after the family finishes their dinner. Forkman is a super-hero fork who is there to teach children about being helpful and having good manners.
Forkman teaches the children how to follow the correct steps in rinsing the dishes and loading the dishwasher. The children carefully listen and follow his directions. Then, the children pick a board game for family game night.
In Chapter 4 Forkman discusses how the family should make correct noises at the dinner table. They learn that burping and tooting are not the right noises to make at the table. There are other good lessons being taught in this great family book. I recommend it for children.
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