For decades, Temple Grandin has been a voice and a positive force in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community. Through her books and speaking engagements she has inspired and enlightened teachers, therapists, professionals, mother, fathers and family members with her perspectives about life with autism. Now, in Manners Matter! Temple steps away from the world of adults and talks directly to kids themselves, sharing her experiences living with and growing up with autism in kid-friendly language and colorfully illustrated stories and characters. This first book in the Temple Talks to Kids series focuses on manners and social niceties, what Temple considers to be the key that unlocks doors to social interaction, social acceptance, and social opportunities across our lives. Children will delight in Temple's familiar cowgirl style, straight-shooting language about the importance of manners and adults will appreciate the hard-won wisdom and advice she provides.
Temple Grandin says having good manners is very important! Sometimes, it is hard to understand these rules and "social stuff," and there can be so much to remember. But manners help people live together and get along well. They will also help you on your way to achieve your goals and dreams. Temple is here to help, showing different ways to use your manners, such as:
There are lots of simple ways to show good manners, and your friend Temple is here to lead the way. You'll learn a lot, and have fun practicing, too . . . because after all, MANNERS MATTER!