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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Goops and How to Be Them: The rhymes and drawings in this hilarious introduction to manners for children still amuse and educate years later, providing lessons valuable today and shedding light on turn-of-the-century American mores.

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Be the first to ask a question about Goops and How to Be Them. Lists with Tehm Book. Aug 19, Rachel rated it it was amazing. This book taught me how to have the terrible manners I have today, such that my friends at summer camp refused to eat at the same table with me because of the way I held my spoon.

Goops and How to Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Polite Infants Inculcating Many Juvenile Virtues

Thank god for the Goops. I am going to be the creepy aunt that buys this as a present for babies. Jun 23, Helynne rated it liked it.

The goops they lick their knives. They spill their broth on the table cloth. They lead disgusting lives. What I did not know until recently is that Burgess wrote several collections of poems about a variety of bad behaviors by the Goops.

This particular collection of clever, often laugh-outloud poems has a few more pieces about table manners, but it also includes others that warn kids about the undesirablilty of lots of other kinds of of Goop antics. Feb 01, Alyssa Bohon rated it liked it. The children seemed to enjoy it thoroughly, even though many words were over their heads. I liked some of the poems, but didn’t care for the inconsistent ‘set’ of the collected poems – some were slightly sarcastic as to how to be a Goop which you don’t want while others were more directly positive as to what one ought to do, but with each poem you were never sure which direction it was going.


Overall, the illustrations and whimsical short lines were delightful for children and we will read it The children seemed to enjoy it thoroughly, even though many words were over their heads. Overall, the illustrations and whimsical short lines were delightful for children and we will read it again. May 16, Lisa Quenon rated it it was amazing Shelves: I grew up hearing the lessons of the Goops. This book is a classic; originally published in I enjoy sharing the cautionary tales and lessons of the Goops with young friends today.

However, I hate the Kindle version. Don’t waste your money on the Kindle version. Aug 15, Pat rated it really liked it. I remember teaching “The Goops” poem to my little sister.

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It was so fun. I bought her the the, and they scared her so much that she hung the in her closet! We taught the poem to our children when they ti learning table mannners. My goodnesss, the fun never ends. Mar 18, jacky rated it really liked it Shelves: I am not sure if this is the book, but I am marking it for now so I don’t forget. My father used to read the poem about the Goops aloud to us, usually at dinner time. It was in a book that had lots of other poems or stories, but being so young, I never knew if it was some sort of collection or a book all by the same author.

The Goops is all I remember. Feb 01, Bayneeta rated it it was amazing Shelves: The original was published in My brother Doug gave us all copies of this reprint for Christmas. Thought I’d include my favorite here, but I couldn’t choose just one. I love all the little round-headed Goop illustrations too.

Dec 29, JoDean rated it it was amazing Shelves: What a fun collection of verse to illustrate proper manners. The Goops have been teaching children through their impoliteness for over years.

View all 3 comments. Dec thme, Ramona Honan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Read in my childhood back in the 50’s and still fondly remember it. Aug 12, Caitlin Johnson rated it it was amazing. Nov 20, Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it liked it Shelves: Originally written in Clear fun illustrations and old-time polite and useful values.


It’s a little unclear you want to be a Goop or Not be a Goop, but it’s pretty clear which characteristics are desirable.

Dec 16, Margaret K rated it it was amazing. This book should help in every hkw to make learning manners a little bit more fun. A children’s book about good manners. The rhymes are catchy and very cute. It does not shy from “big” words, and is age-appropriate for children.

Jan 30, Gregory Rothbard added gopos Shelves: I first discovered the Goops while reading Young Years as a child. I was given this book as a gift.

You can never have enough of the Goops.

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She decided to get a copy of her own to read to her children. Dec 24, Printable Tire added it. Mar 16, Alethea Kontis rated it yoops was amazing.

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Frank Gelett Burgess was an artist, art critic, poet, author and humorist. An important figure in the San Francisco Bay Area literary renaissance of the s, particularly through his iconoclastic little magazine, The Larkhe is best known as a writer of nonsense verse, such as “The Purple Cow”, and for introducing French modern art to the United States in an essay titled “The Wild Men of Paris.

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