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. 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.

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  • Introduction to proper table manners

  • Manners extend into the classroom

  • Encourages the social experience of dining together at the table

  • Displays colorful healthy foods

  • Includes the option of a companion song on CD or download. Price varies.

  • A multicultural book with the representation of diverse ethnic groups

$11.99 Paperback

$17.99 Hardbacks

(available in limited quantities)

WLTC-E   Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-934214-10-7

$17.99 WLTC-Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-934214-07-7

(Not available)

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.