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Over 1,200 children and their teachers can’t be wrong. Everyone loves Rio! Rio Speaks, A Story of Telephone Manners is the perfect tool for teaching your child appropriate use of the telephone.


Based on a true story – and the true Rio – Peggy Newfield takes young readers on an adventure. While David is home sick from school, he reviews his telephone manners homework with his dog, Rio, by his side. But when a real emergency happens, David is tested on what he just studied. Luckily, Rio is there to help.

This brightly illustrated book easily captures your child’s attention. The messages it conveys will be remembered always . . . stay calm in a crisis, practice polite telephone manners, respect your parents, and be kind to animals.

Rio Speaks should be on every child’s bookshelf!

  • Illustrated, 30 pages
  • Rio Speaks is approved by the Georgia Board of Education “Recommended Reading List” for all elementary schools in the state.
  • This book is appropriate for 1st through 5th grades.

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