Friday, March 21, 2014

Author Hayley Rose’s The Don’s and Don’ts Tour

It’s a pleasure to participate in author Hayley Rose’s Pump Up Your Book Virtual Blog Tour for her current release, THE DO’S AND DON’TS.

Here’s a brief synopsis of this delightful children’s picture book:

        The Do's and Don'ts is a whimsical lesson book aimed at teaching young readers the difference between good and bad behavior/etiquette.
        In the book Zack and Chloe go from being manner monsters to well-behaved children as they provide samples of typical scenarios that not only young children encounter but can relate to. For example, Zack becomes a Manner Monster when he loses a game, kicking and pouting like a poor sport. In contract, good behavior is then modeled depicting Zack congratulating the winning team.
        Unlike other etiquette books for children that tell a story or just communicate positive behavior, The Do's and Don'ts compares and contrasts between good and bad behavior. Simply, yet colorfully displayed, are examples of inappropriate behavior and decisions young children may display followed by behavior and decisions that are more socially accepted. Each compare and contrast anecdote is set in the same scene so that young readers can instantly see the differences between good and poor behavior.

THE DO’S AND DON’TS is available on Amazon. In addition, you can discuss this book in the PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads by clicking HERE.


Multi-award-winning author Hayley Rose released her first children’s book, Fifo When I Grow Up, about a six-year-old bear starting school in 2002, followed by the wildly popular geography book and #1 best-seller, Fifo 50 States, published in 2010. 

In 2012, Hayley was selected as one of “The Top 50 Writers You Should Be Reading” by In 2013, she branched out with a new series featuring a new set of characters, Zach and Chloe the Louis the manner monster. 

Her new book, The Do’s and Don’ts, was released in September 2013 and has already garnered four literary awards, including the Readers’ Favorite, USA Best Books and the prestigious Mom's Choice Awards, bringing her career total to twenty-one. The follow up book in the new series, Today I Feel Emotion, will be released in the spring of 2014.

Hayley Lives in Scottsdale, AZ, with her dog Blanche.

For more on Hayley and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

Here are my thoughts on this fun book.

THE DO’S AND DON’TS by Hayley Rose

The Do's and Don'tsTeaching manners to young children can sometimes be a difficult task. Author Hayley Rose provides a helpful resource in her latest children’s picture book, THE DO’T AND DON’TS.

The book demonstrates what not to do and then tells the right way to respond to the situation. It covers a wide range of topics from eating with your mouth full to being rude and cutting in line to opening the door to strangers and many more.

The illustrations by Mark Sean Wilson are bold and colorful. They re-enforce the advice the author gives. The beautiful drawings will capture the attention of readers of all ages as they bring the story to life.

This charming picture book explains manners in simple terms making learning fun and easy for youngsters. The book will be a great asset for adults with small children.

Through the actions in the book, youngsters will learn how not to be a ‘Manner Monster’ as they begin practicing good manners. This delightful book will help transform youngsters into well-behaved children, teaching them good manners as they have fun reading.

The Do’s and Don’ts by Hayley Rose, Illustrated by Mark Sean Wilson, Inkwell Productions Inc., @2013, ISBN: 978-1939625380, Hardcover, 46 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me as part of the author’s virtual blog tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

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As part of the tour, here’s a brief excerpt from the book followed by a book trailer for your enjoyment.

Thanks for stopping by today. Do you think children aren’t taught manners as much as they were when you were a youngster?


      Don't just take something without asking permission first.
Do remember to say "please."
"May I borrow your pencil please?"
      Don't make fun of people who aren't like you.
Do become friends and learn from others' differences.
"Nice shot Greg. You Play really well."


  1. Mason - I give so much credit to authors who can get children interested in reading and learning. And this book sounds as though it does both. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I think we are all becoming an entitled society and children do not get the etiquette teaching we did as children. My oldest grand-daughter (3) tries but gets the words mixed up and says "Please I may have a ________". Even the two year old twins say please and thank you though. This looks like a delightful book.

  3. she looks like a red rose herself!

  4. Hi Mason and Hayley .. looks like an excellent book for the kids - I love the trailer .. clever - cheers Hilary

  5. Thank you everyone for the kind words, and to Mason for the nice review. I really appreciate it! :) I had a lot of fun writing this book.

    Best Wishes,
    Hayley Rose


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