Perfect Picture Book Friday – Phoebe Dupree Is Coming To Tea!

This is it, darlings!

The last Perfect Picture Book Friday for the summer!

(except for maybe one or two I might do randomly in July 😊)

So what’s better for a summer read then learning how to host the perfect tea party?

Title: Phoebe Dupree Is Coming To Tea!

Written By: Linda Ashman

Illustrated By: Alea Marley

Publisher: Candlewick, June 1, 2021, fiction

Suitable For Ages: 3-7

Themes/Topics: making the best of things, friendship

Opening:
“Have you met Phoebe – Miss Phoebe Dupree?
Phoebe’s as perfect as perfect can be.

Phoebe is speedy.
Phoebe is smart.
She’s equally brilliant at science and art.

She sings like a bird (she’s never off-key),

And Phoebe Dupree is coming to tea!”

text copyright Linda Ashman 2021, illustration copyright Alea Marley 2021, Candlewick

Brief Synopsis: Abby wants her tea party to be as perfect as the guest of honor, but things don’t go quite the way she planned!

Links To Resources: Host your own tea party! Decide on a day and time, make and deliver invitations, dress up, decorate for the party, prepare food and beverages, serve the “tea”, and enjoy!

text copyright Linda Ashman 2021, illustration copyright Alea Marley 2021, Candlewick

Why I Like This Book: This story is charming from start to finish! Abby is so earnest in her desire to put on the perfect tea party for Phoebe, so anxious to do things just right. She plans every detail and it all starts so well! But then one thing leads to another (as often happens in life! 😊) and suddenly her perfect tea party is in chaos. Things have a way of working out if you’re willing to go with the flow, though, so it all turns out unexpectedly well. The art is adorable and just right for the story. The rhyme is signature Linda Ashman – flawless to read aloud. An all-around fun book that young readers will really enjoy (and that grown-ups won’t mind reading a million times 😊)

text copyright Linda Ashman 2021, illustration copyright Alea Marley 2021, Candlewick

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 😊

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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! 😊

13 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – Phoebe Dupree Is Coming To Tea!

  1. palpbkids says:

    Thank you, Susanna:)
    Can’t have enough books for children on being a perfectionist.
    The art seems to match, too, rounding the them out nicely.

  2. Cathy Ballou Mealey says:

    “The rhyme is signature Linda Ashman” – says it all Susanna! Perfection!

    Enjoy your summer!

    • seschipper says:

      Susanna, love the title and I am sure I will love reading this rhyming gem by Linda Ashman! Seems like the perfect read aloud!
      Thanks for this post and your many others! Happy summer! 😊

  3. Jilanne Hoffmann says:

    And so often those unexpected happenings involved a dog, don’t they? This sounds like a wonderful book! and I love the illustrationsβ€”the before and after shots are hilarious!

  4. seschipper says:

    Susanna, love the title and I am sure I will love reading this rhyming gem by Linda Ashman! Seems like the perfect read aloud!
    Thanks for this post and your many others! Happy summer! 😊

  5. syorkeviney says:

    Oh this is so sweet! And we’ve all felt that pressure to have everything perfect, and not have it go the way we planned only to have our friend say “Yes it was perfect, because it came from you!” I can’t wait to read and share this book!!!

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