Emily’s Everyday Manners By Cindy Post Senning, Peggy Post

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.

Harper Collins

About the authors
Cindy Post Senning is the co-author of Emily's Everyday Manners, The Gift of Good Manners and The Guide to Good Manners for Kids. Her professional career spans nearly thirty years in education and health; she taught health care to middle and high school students and served as principal of the Duxbury Elementary School in Duxbury, Vermont. For more information view Cindy's biography page.
PEGGY POST, codirector of The Emily Post Institute, Inc., has written fourteen books on etiquette, including eight for children, which were cowritten with her sister-inlaw, Cindy Post Senning. Peggy is a nationally recognized authority on etiquette, and millions seek her advice through her monthly column in Good Housekeeping and her appearances on national radio and television, including Today, Dr. Phil, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Good Morning America.