For ages 4-8. They spit, scratch, and pick their teeth. The personification of bad manners, the Thingumajigs will entertain children with their whimsical appearance and silly expressions. At the same time, examples of good manners, found on each page, will inspire children to put forth their best behaviour.
By Julie A. Garcia on Feb 06, 2006
I had this book as a child in the early 80's and it's so funny to see other people saying they can't get this little creatures out of their heads too!! They're creepy and gross and funny, things every kid loves! When my 5 year old nephew came to live with me this is the book I thought of first to teach him good manners, after I found his "booger collection". My dad used to read this book to my sister and I over and over again, and when I asked my mom for the copy to read to my newphew she said it was about to fall apart from reading it so much! So I got him his own copy. The ugly Thingumajigs will stick out in any childs mind, it's a funny story with a memorable message and I am sure your kids will grow up and remember it as well as we do!
Best book on Manners for Children.
A Customer on Jun 07, 1998
This is the best book of Manners every written for children. My boys loved this book when they were young. My sister was looking for a copy for her girls and we have not been able to find one. The illustrations in the book were wonderful. One such antic of the Thingumajig that we used to love was "Thingumajigs eat their dinner in their underware" but good little boys and girls don't. I would recommend this book to any mother trying to instill a good set of values and manners into young children and you would have fun teaching them also.
By Dustin R. Sample on Jul 28, 2008
This book was a chilhood favorite of mine, so I was very excited to find it!
Takes me back 30 years!!
By J. Butterworth on Jan 11, 2009
My daughters, ages 31 & 29 both adored this book as children.Every trip to the library this book came home with us if it was available. I gave it to my 2 granddaughters for Christmas, ages 4 & 5 & they listened intently. I think my 31 year old daughter was more in love with it than they were at first but I am sure it will become a favorite for them too. I would have given it 5 stars except for the smaller sized boardbook.
an old favorite
By G. Frazier on Sep 13, 2005
I have loved this book since I was a little girl. I lost my original copy when my family moved when I was nine. I have been looking for it for years now. I wish I could have found the originsl version which was a large book. I don't like the board book style and the little pictures really don't do the brillant illustrations any justice.
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By Rebekah Davis on Nov 23, 2001
I have had this book since i was 4 years old and now i read it to my two kids i think it is a very good book to teach them manners with it was my favorite then and its my childrens favorite now
This book helped mold me for life!
By Jennifer L. Dashney on Dec 16, 2010
I don't typically take the time to write reviews, quite honestly because I don't often feel as passionately about most books/products. My Mother read this book to my brother and I in the early 80s when we were kids. As a result, I was very well mannered. To this day, I still think about it often. Now that I'm expecting twin boys, I had to search high and low to find it. It was one of the first items on my list. Thanks, Irene!
Great book for preschool age children
A Customer on Oct 20, 1998
I have read this book to my preschool classes for several years and they love it. It's always a good way to correct gross behavior such as nose picking without embarassing the child. We always just say, "You're acting like a Thingumajig."
Been searching for this book for 20 years
By T. Holder on Sep 25, 2002
I was first introduced to these colorful personalities in 1982...and have not been able to get them out of my head since! Now that I have started a family of my own...these books are a must have for any chlidrens library. The story makes adults giggle while the illustraions keep your childs attention; while getting the point across! Saddly over the years my original copies have been lost, I am so relieved to still be able to get them!
The Thingumajig Book of Manners
A Customer on May 06, 2003
I was so excited about finding this book! It was my absolute favroite growing up. Now that I am married, I am excited to find this book and have a copy when I have children. I purchased this copy for my mom as a mothers day present.