Please Pass the Doodles by Deborah Zemke. Illustrated; 36 pages; hardcover. Blue Apple books, 2012. Ages 6 and up.
Thirty-six placemats give step-by-step instructions on how to draw silly animals offering hilarious and often ironic advice on table manners. Zemke includes fascinating facts about each animal's eating habits on every placemat. For example, a boa constrictor advises, "Chew your food before you swallow," despite the fact that snakes have expandable jaws that enable them to eat food larger than their mouths and eat it whole!