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
“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!”
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!
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 😊)
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 😊
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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! 😊