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by Rose Mary Santiago,Rita Wirkala,Idries Shah

Book by Shah, Idries
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ISBN: 1883536855
ISBN13: 978-1883536855
Category: Children
Subcategory: Fairy Tales Folk Tales & Myths
Author: Rose Mary Santiago,Rita Wirkala,Idries Shah
Language: English
Publisher: Hoopoe Books (September 1, 2006)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1307 kb
FB2 size: 1887 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 484
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I purchased several Idries Shah books for my five year old granddaughter. We both enjoy the stories, and you can see mentally processing the ideas put forth. Good lessons put forth in a different way.
This one's really quirky, in a good way, can lead to lots of questions about the nature of social interaction. For instance; is it a tale about how a community can cope with an un-helpful individual, or is it a demonstration of how social bullying works?

Either way children, and some adults, love it, the drawings are most engaging too.
My daughter picked out this book because of the pictures. After we read the book she was very confused. I was too, it is good that the man changed his manners but the method of getting there wasn't exactly ethical in my opinion, by lying and tricking him into thinking it's not his house? Hmmmm....
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My child was oblivious to greeting people. People would say hello, and she wouldn't respond... This book really helped her "get it". She loves this story and wants it read over and over. I highy recomend it especially for school reading time. It's a delight to read.
The Man With Bad Manners.
Another of those stories that seed in the mind ending in all kinds of unexpected places. The illustrations are as clear as anything: jump off the page.
Help any child to be polite.
I should know. It used to `bore' me to say `Good Morning' and although I didn't say blah blah to you too, I nearly did, a sort of grunt. Pity I never saw this telling story.
There was once a village, in the West this time, where everybody had a house and a field. In the fields they grew carrots cabbages potatoes, that kind of thing.
They were a courteous people, except for one man. He had a house and a potato field and bad manners. When people said good morning or good evening he said Blah Blah or Boo Boo.
Well the people of the village didn't take much notice of him because they knew what was a polite man and what was not.
But then the behaviour/comportment of the man with bad manners grew much worse. He began to bang tins cans in the night and became a real disturbance. The people stuck their heads out of their windows and asked him why he was banging tin cans in the middle of the night and why he was so bad mannered but he just banged the tins more loudly.
One day naughty man goes off to visit friends who are also bad mannered, so they like him.
Watching all this is a very clever boy. He has an idea and the solution .
He suggests, and the villagers agree that they should replant the bad mannered man's field with carrots and paint his house, inside and out a different colour. Working together they do this. When the man with bad manners comes back, the village pretend they don't know him.
The bad mannered man is fooled and thinks that perhaps this is not his village. If it isn't, where does he come from? He becomes sad in an instant .
The villagers tell him they have the secret and they'll tell it to him if he promises to behave properly. He promises and then he promises again and again.
So the villagers tell him what they have done and put everything to rights, replanting his field with potatoes and painting his house red again.
The man who was bad mannered keeps his promise and ends up polite and happy.
The devils in the detail. Recommend this wonderful story again and again.