In this story, it is Mark’s birthday and the children have fun at his party. They learn that it’s important to dress properly for special occasions, that they need to have good table manners when they eat, and to remember to be well-behaved so that everybody can enjoy the party.
The book covers many subjects including: Getting ready (brushing hair and looking smart), taking care of other people's belongings, table manners, politeness (thanking the host family, not being too noisy), and helping with the clearing away and tidying up. It covers etiquette useful for parties, such as letting the birthday girl/boy open their own presents and blow out their candles, and smiling for the camera! The book contains helpful hints for parents and carers, and also activities for children.