How to Behave at A Tea Party

How to Behave at A Tea Party

Book - 2014
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What happens when opinionated Julia tries to teach her carefree little brother, Charles, how to behave at a tea party? This sweet and silly take on the classic manners theme is filled with sibling antics, laugh-out-loud moments, big imagination, and plenty of heart, making it perfect for readers of modern classics such as Fancy Nancy and Ladybug Girl. It's also great for parents of tantrum-throwing preschoolers looking to impart some wisdom on how to cope with life's surprises.

Julia wants nothing more than to teach Charles proper tea party etiquette, but things are not going as planned. The tiny sandwiches have been gobbled up by the dog, Charles is using sugar cubes as building blocks, and the neighbor kids have eaten the centerpiece. Will Julia and Charles find a way to play together?

Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2014.
ISBN: 9780062279262
Branch Call Number: Z ROS
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ross, Heather - Illustrator


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Nov 11, 2014

I adored this book. It is about a little girl who is attempting to have a tea party. But to have a proper tea party, you must have guests. Unfortunately, she only has her little brother and the neighbor boys to work with. She attempts to teach them proper tea party etiquette and tries to make them follow the rules. Unfortunately chaos ensues and she uninvites her guests. But then she feels pretty lonely drinking tea by herself. She reinvites her guests, but forgets about rules and simply plays and has a good time with the boys. In the end, the boys invite Julia to their tree fort which is the best way to show their approval.

This book is perfect for the 6-7 year old age range. The illustrations are adorable with plenty of humor including the little brother washing the dog's ears with his sister's toothbrush. For anyone who remembers the frustration of playing with a younger sibling or for children struggling to get along with a younger sibling, this book has a wonderful message about enjoying each other and getting along.

This is not a serious etiquette book. Rather, if Eloise had a little brother, this would be her story.

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Nov 11, 2014

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 8


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