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Publisher Comments:

Some tea parties are for grown-ups.

Some are for girls.

But this tea party is for a very special guest.

And it is important to follow some rules . . .

like providing comfortable chairs,

and good conversation,

and yummy food.

But sometimes that is not enough for special guests,

especially when their manners are more Cretaceous than gracious . . .

Introducing Tea Rex, a guest that just about any child would love to have to tea!

Review:

"Children know how dinosaurs say goodnight, but what's the drill when one of them comes to tea? Idle (Flora and the Flamingo) explains it all, mining the comic chasm between a briskly genteel narrator and a fanciful reality. 'When hosting an afternoon tea for a special friend — greet your guest at the door,' she instructs, as a girl and her younger brother, dressed in their Sunday best, welcome a huge green tyrannosaurus (its belly fills the doorframe while its beady, eager eyes peer through a half-circle window at the top). This isn't going to be easy, but the creature is game, settling its humongous bottom onto an alarmingly petite chair and pouring with gusto, if not grace. The dainty, uniformly light colors, coupled with the dinosaur's velveteenlike texture, can make some of the story's many funny moments a bit difficult to discern at first glance. But Idle has a gift for comic composition, and her precise pencil linework and tidy borders exude a sense of authority and propriety worthy of Miss Manners, imposing order and decorum on the increasingly chaotic scenes. Ages 3 — 5. Agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Molly Idle takes her tea with milk (no sugar) and will always accept the offer of a slice of chocolate cake to go with it. Just about any time but tea time, she can be found at her desk pouring over stacks of drawings, or running amok after her two very special boys. She and her family live in Tempe, Arizona.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670014309
Author:
Idle, Molly
Publisher:
Viking Children's Books
Author:
Idle, Molly Schaar
Subject:
Situations / Manners & Etiquette
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures
Subject:
Children s-Imagination and Play
Subject:
Animals - Dinosaurs
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 5

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Product details 40 pages Viking Children's Books - English 9780670014309 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Children know how dinosaurs say goodnight, but what's the drill when one of them comes to tea? Idle (Flora and the Flamingo) explains it all, mining the comic chasm between a briskly genteel narrator and a fanciful reality. 'When hosting an afternoon tea for a special friend — greet your guest at the door,' she instructs, as a girl and her younger brother, dressed in their Sunday best, welcome a huge green tyrannosaurus (its belly fills the doorframe while its beady, eager eyes peer through a half-circle window at the top). This isn't going to be easy, but the creature is game, settling its humongous bottom onto an alarmingly petite chair and pouring with gusto, if not grace. The dainty, uniformly light colors, coupled with the dinosaur's velveteenlike texture, can make some of the story's many funny moments a bit difficult to discern at first glance. But Idle has a gift for comic composition, and her precise pencil linework and tidy borders exude a sense of authority and propriety worthy of Miss Manners, imposing order and decorum on the increasingly chaotic scenes. Ages 3 — 5. Agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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