Author: Angela Russ-Ayon
Illustrator: Irina Mirskaya
We Love the Company:
A Story About Table Manners
Multicultural Picture Book
Let’s go to the table, and all take a seat for a wonderful review of what to do and what not to do while dining. Join this diverse group of young children as they explain table manners from their point-of-view while enjoying each other’s company.
Lyrical rhyming verses work seamlessly with vivid watercolor images and creative borders that also encourage healthy choices. Includes a companion song, spoken word, and instrumental version on CD.
According to the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, and a voluminous body of research, the best strategy for improving a child’s diet is simply putting food on the table and sitting down together to eat it.
Introduction to proper table manners
Manners extend into the classroom
Encourages the social experience of dining together at the table
Displays colorful healthy foods
Presented with printed words and song <CD included>
Representation of diverse ethnic groups
(available in limited quantities)
Irina Mirskaya gains inspiration for her paintings from childhood memories and a colorful world of folk tales. She is also a creative designer of textiles, greeting cards, hand-made jewelry, and puppets. Born in Russia, Irina now lives and works in Long Beach, CA with her family. To see more of her work, please visit
Format: Picture book with
downloadable song purchase
Age: 4 up
32 Colorfully Illustrated Pages
Audio Running Time: 12 min. 31 sec.
Bulk Orders: This title is available in bulk for early childhood and nutrition programs, conferences, non-profit initiatives, licensing, or grants that promote healthy eating, fruits and vegetables, gardening, farm to table, STEM initiatives, and anti-obesity. Contact the publisher (AbridgeClub.com | Russ InVision Co.) directly for quotes, orders, and discounted pricing.