Please and Thank You Are Magic Words – A story about manners and etiquette

(9 customer reviews)


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Please and Thank You are Magic Words is a fun and enjoyable story about the power of gratitude, having respect, and being courteous.  Using these small but important words can be beneficial in countless ways. It will give your child a clear understanding of manners, introductions, and polite conversations.  Proper manners make a good impression and build relationships.

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Weight 10 oz

Paperback, Hardcover

9 reviews for Please and Thank You Are Magic Words – A story about manners and etiquette

  1. Susan Saint-Joy (verified owner)

    Excellent book for children to learn manners & etiquette. The book is a different & child friendly approach for kids to learn from. Very creative, that’s why I ordered two!

    • amarimba

      Thank you Susan for your purchase and support.

  2. Carly Reid

    Our son is 7 and learning how manners can create positive interactions versus negative outcomes. This book gives him the WHY on using manners. The artwork is adorable! We are witnessing our son suddenly using “the magic words please and thank you” more and more! Even asking for permission! (Shock and awe!) I highly recommend this book for your little ones!

    • amarimba

      Thank you Carly! This is exactly what our intentions were with the creation of the book. This makes us happy!

  3. Shannae B.

    Wow! Is the best word to sum up this amazing book about manners. It not only gives a great detailed story of using manners but it is a true guide. Many children live in households that manners are not a part of their day to day. After reading this book the importance and understanding of manners are clear. Also, not to mention the characters in the story that will have your little ones saying more than just please and thank you. This is a book that will help kids understand and learn their manners and its uses.

    • amarimba

      Thank you Shannae for your purchase and support.

  4. A. Margot Brisky

    All I can say is WOWWW!!!! Amarimba, you have just made a significant shift in the realm of children’s books; especially for minority children. Thank you! I’d like to share a few of the major components that stood out to me through this book. The Vocabulary: Teaches kids and their parents the importance of embracing words and understanding the meaning and using words in their proper context. The character engagement is realistic and promotes student intellect over teacher’s expertise. Ms. Charles’ character is similar and aligned directly with the author’s true character.
    The visual representation and clear guidelines for implementing the etiquette methods (ie. do’s and don’ts at the dinning table). This is going to impact lives and empower youth for generations. Thank you.

    • amarimba

      Thank you for your valuable feedback Margot. I appreciate you!


    My daughter received the book just in time for her birthday. We began reading the book as a part of our evening reading time. It is very easy to follow along. My daughter loves the photos as they reflect images that she can relate to. Please and thank you are magic words, is a book that should be added to the school curriculum. I am thankful to see a focus on etiquette.
    Kudos Amarimba Charles!

    • amarimba

      I am happy that your daughter received the book in time for her special day and you both are enjoying it!

  6. Imani

    Please and Thank You Are Magic Words! A Story About Manners And Etiquette is an extremely exciting and entertaining story, it’s a book you can relate to your own life. Not a lot of authors can say that about their stories. It is precisely fun but educational, non-fictional but realistic and relatable. You write in a particular manner in which the events have actually happened like in the story when the class has discussions , just like the ones in my school. Not just I can say, it’s great my friends enjoy it too! My friend Savanna always asks to borrow it during independent reading time. Before I go to bed, I read at least 15 pages and I feel positivity and it puts me in a good spirit. My favorite character in the book is Maggie because she uses the life lessons she learns in Ms. Charles’ English class and applies it to her own life. In addition, I like Ms.Charles’ character because she’s wise and different than most teachers. In the book there are certain ingredients that make it pop and add a delicious flavor! I love this book and I recommend it to anyone even with a liking of a specific genre. This book truly a masterpiece and I hope you Ms.Amarimba L. Charles keep writing books, so I can keep reading. I’ll be waiting!

  7. Beth (verified owner)

    A great way to begin an interactive discussion with your child about good manners in different scenarios. Plus the illustrations are artfully done & children of color can see themselves in the story!

  8. Jamie

    This is a wonderful and practical guide that is invaluable for children learning manners for the first time and a fantastic refresher for adults. I love how you set up the story with each lesson followed by scenarios where the children get to put into practice what they’ve learned.

    Beautifully done. Please and Thank You Are Magic Words is a must-read for learning how to speak and interact with others in the classroom, at work, in social settings, and at home – bravo!!

  9. Eli (verified owner)

    My daughter is Two years old, and we read the book together. What I love about this book, is it affirms to readers how much manners matter. Even though the book is geared towards adolescents, adults can benefit from these affirmations on manners as well. My daughter really loved the illustrations, and she kept pointing out that the characters had similar hair to hers. I highly recommend this book for young people so manners come second nature to them as they develop. Overall, this book is a great read and easily digestible for young people.

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