“Manners” — Starring Mr. Do & Mr. Don’t (Pointers For Little Persons, [and big] 1943)


There are a lot of ‘little’ persons with very big mouths these days. It seems that civility, decorum, and manners are alien concepts in today’s world. This book is a children’s primer published in 1943. It should be recalled that that was right in the middle of a world war.

Perhaps this should be put back in print and sent to every household around the world.

“Manners” — Starring Mr. Do & Mr. Don’t : Pointers For Little Persons

Written by Virginia Parkinson
Claytoons by Lowell Grant, Maxwell Dorne Studio
Illustrations by Isabel Phillips
Color Photos by Philip Fahs
Harvey House, Inc — Irving-on-Hudson, NY 1943
Lithographed Print edition, 1961

via The Childrens Bizzare

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A hopeful world with dreams of an amazing future, A tragic world with war, ignorance, and naivety. A world of radio, movie theaters, dance halls, fairs, and road trips. A simpler world filled with people whose lives were occupied with family, neighbors, friends, co-workers, and community.

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