Apple Juice Tea

Apple Juice Tea

by Martha Weston
     
 

Gran comes to visit and Polly wishes she would go home, until one night Gran babysits and the two of them have a fabulous tea party together.  See more details below

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Gran comes to visit and Polly wishes she would go home, until one night Gran babysits and the two of them have a fabulous tea party together.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Families may be far-flung these days and a grandparent's visits can be infrequent. It's difficult for all three generations to acknowledge the adjustment it takes for a child to learn to love a virtual stranger during a two-week vacation.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Polly is apprehensive about her grandmother's visit. She hasn't seen the woman since she was a tiny baby. Now she feels shy and angry, especially since Gran's getting so much of her mother's attention. Gran, however, is calm and loving, suggesting tea parties and other fanciful play, and Polly soon decides that Gran is a pretty special person. This is a sweet, reassuring story whose gentle pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations capture its up-beat tone and spirit. Perhaps adults will appreciate its lesson most of all, because they can see that consistency and love are the key to overcoming a young child's apprehension and jealousy.-Elizabeth Hanson, Chicago Public Library
Ilene Cooper
In this era of dispersed families, Polly's predicament is not unfamiliar. Although she recognizes Gran from her picture in the hallway and "thinks" she remembers their last visit, when Gran finally arrives, Polly is not so sure she likes her. In fact, Polly is downright unhappy when Gran is going to baby-sit her while her parents go out. But as the evening wears on, Polly finds that Gran can be a terrific companion, especially when she plans a special tea party for Polly and her dolls. Weston's warm story is matched by watercolors that employ a soft palette. Nevertheless, there is an edge to the art as Polly sizes up her grandmother, as unsure about this visitor as any real kid might be. Realistic and reassuring.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395654804
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/19/1994
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.31(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Martha Weston was the author and illustrator of two charming picture books about Tuck, as well as the illustrator of Clarion's successful Owen Foote books by Stephanie Greene. Martha Weston died in 2003.

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