Friday, February 25, 2011

"Fairy Tea Party" children's book

Many of us who collect books on tea enjoy having a few children's books in our collection as well. This week I received one I'd never heard of before from my friend Joanie, "Fairy Tea Party," written by Jamie Michalak and illustrated by Kaori Watanabe.

This 2008 board book is a simple one designed to teach children their colors. On these two pages, for instance, a blue teapot and white teacups are being gathered for a tea party. What a charming way to teach colors!

What I love most about this book, though, is the fun folk art look of the paintings. It's a nice change from the typical cartoon look of most children's teatime books. So if you know a young tea lover, or still feel like one yourself, you may want to check out this delightful book!

8 comments:

amherstrose said...

So cute and educational too! Now what could be better than that?
Always enjoy seeing a new tea book, Angela. Thank you and Joanie for sharing with us.

Linda J. said...

Cute book! Too bad I don't have anymore little ones in my family to justify buying it. But then, when have I ever needed a reason to buy a tea book?!?

SOUTHERN TOUCH CATERING, INC. said...

Oh, you know who I'll be getting it for. Won't it make a cute addition to Easter basket.

LadyV said...

My friend has a 6 year old little girl who loves to have tea parties with her dolls as well as real ones with her friends - with mom's help of course. I will tell her of this book, I think she'd love it.

Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn said...

Oh, I love this book. Now I will be on the look out for it.

Ginger said...

That looks like a great book. Too bad my husband would think it was too girly for our son. Someone needs to write a tea themed kid's book for boys.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Angela - what a great book this is, and since it's for children, I appreciate the fact how sturdy it is!

So glad you like it, have a great weekend, Joanie

Elizabeth Bennett said...

We are so glad our book found its way to you. It really is perfect for tea party lovers! We have posted a link to your blog on our facebook page -- we would love to have you as fans! http://www.facebook.com/pages/tiger-tales/183496001305
Happy Reading,
Elizabeth Bennett
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