We Love the Company: Table Manners

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. Features an optional downloadable companion song.

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.

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  • Introduction to proper table manners.

  • Includes manners that extend into the classroom and beyond

  • Encourages the social experience of dining together at the table.

  • Displays colorful healthy foods.

  • Includes the option of a downloadable companion song. Price varies.

  • A multicultural book with the representation of diverse ethnic groups.

$11.99 Paperback

ISBN: 978-1934214107

$17.99 Hardbacks

ISBN: 978-1-934214-07-7

(available in limited quantities)

Format: Picture book with

downloadable song purchase


Age: 4 up

32 Colorfully Illustrated Pages

Audio Running Time: 12 min. 31 sec.


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 www.IMillustration.com


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.