Reviewed by AH. (age 8)
The lesson of the story is that you should have good manners. Also, that if you have good manners people will like you more just like people liked Karen and David Michael better. For example, Karen and David Michael had good manners at school by being nice to their teacher and asking a girl or boy if they would take this dance. They were practicing their manners from their school.
My favorite part was when Karen danced with a lousy boy named Ricky. Karen didn't know that she looked bad dancing with him. Also, I liked the part where Karen burped at the table because it was funny when she did it in front of her dad.
I would recommend this book to a friend because it is very funny. Karen and her brother burp at the table and that made me laugh because that sometimes happens at my house. Another funny part is when Karen dances with Ricky. Kids would find this book funny because it has parts in it that they can relate to. It also teaches you good manners while having some fun.