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!


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?!?


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!
Happy Reading,
Elizabeth Bennett
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