Princess Rosalind and her trusty friend Sparkler, a big green dragon, are the slurppiest, sloppiest and drippiest eaters at the Queens table. These two friends over-stuff their mouths with food and then talk while they chew. As a result, food spews and splatters everywhere. The Queen will not stand for this ill-mannered behavior any longer. Of course, Rosalind argues that they really don't need manners and dragons don't really know any better. The Queen gives Rosalind and Sparkler three days to find good manners or she will banish Sparkler forever from the kingdom. Rosalind and Sparkler begin their quest to find Percival, an all knowing wizard, for help and guidance.
Rosalind's first task is to pull a golden fork with a ruby embellished handle from a stone. Rosalind pulls and tugs at the fork until her hands hurt. With the help of Percival she soon realizes its not strength that will release the fork, but knowing how to hold a fork. Once she achieves that goal the fork will glow and be her guide to her next quest. Rosalind and Sparkle are guided to a lake. They swim and refresh themselves. At the edge of the lake they encounter a fairy. In order to get over the high ledge surrounding the lake they need help from the fairy. They must learn to say please and thank you. As Rosalind and Sparkle learn more about good manners and what is expected, the two also makes some really nice friends along the way.
About the Author
Karin Lefranc teaches kids manners and yoga in Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and four children—three girls and a boy. Sometimes they need to go on a quest to find good manners, but they usually find them by the end of dinner. This is Karin's first book, which has won the Mom's Choice Awards Honoring Excellence.