Girl Scout troop leader and a full-time web developer

In addition to volunteering for Binky Patrol, being a Girl Scout troop leader and a full-time web developer, Susan Finch made a lifelong dream come true by publishing her first book, Dino Manners.

This is her first book. It is illustrated by Alison Seda.  They have been working on it for over a year have been enjoying in person signing and reading events.

Dino Manners can be ordered directly from Susan Finch and signed by her.  Visit the book website: or see a preview on YouTube: or visit them on Facebook: – become Theo’s friend. He’ll friend everyone! He likes being a good friend.

DINO MANNERS teaches children important life lessons

Good manners matter; especially when you’re a dinosaur. But since dinosaurs have come and gone, the same manners matter when you’re a young child living in the world today. That’s the message behind Dino Manners: Some Prehistoric Lessons Featuring Our Friends from the Cretaceous Period.

Of course, eating your friends is always bad form whether you’re a dinosaur or a young child, but the real lesson for little ones is to always treat your friends with respect and to remember great friends are your best treasures. That’s just one of gems that Dino Manners lays out in easy-to-read and colorful spreads.

First-time children’s book author Susan Finch and illustrator Alison Seda have crafted this engaging primer for pre-school and elementary school aged children. In addition to breezy and memorable prose, each spread also offers teachable, common sense lessons on how to treat others in a variety of social situations, laying a foundation for responsible behavior. Pages are also filled brightly colored dinosaurs and interesting dino-facts, highlighting different species from the Cretaceous period. It’s is an especially attractive bonus for boys, who have always held an extra fascination with pre-historic set.

Dino Manners sprang to life after Susan began telling bedtime stories to her kids each night. When they began asking for the same stories over and over again; Susan began writing them down. And before long, Dino Manners was born.

Dino Manners is also a great book to have in the classroom. Teachers and children alike can refer to it over and over again as various social situations arise throughout the school year. It sparks conversation about friendship, conflict resolution and allows them to relate the characters to themselves or people they know.

Although its targeted to children, parents who need a refresher on manners and a reminder that they are role models for their children will benefit from reading Dino Manners too. Dino Manners makes no bones about the fact that good manners are timeless, whether you’re a 140 million-year-old dinosaur, a busy, stress-filled parent, or a 4-year-old child learning the ways of the world for the very first time.

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NOTE: Members of the press can request a free review copy of Dino Manners by contacting Susan Finch at Dino Manners is available online at and Barnes & Noble and signed copies are available by ordering directly from the author at To promote Dino Manners, Susan Finch and Alison Seda are planning a Spring 2010 book tour.