Maybelle Goes to Tea

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Maybelle doesn’t go looking for adventures, but they seem to find her anyway. She just can’t be content eating crumbs in the dark like a cockroach should. No, Maybelle wants to taste the delicious surprise in Mrs. Peabody’s famous Chocolate Surprise Cookies.

 

So when Mrs. Peabody holds a Ladies’ Spring Tea, Maybelle follows the advice of her new fly friend, Maurice. She goes for it—and tumbles into a tasty but terrifying adventure in this...

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Overview

Maybelle doesn’t go looking for adventures, but they seem to find her anyway. She just can’t be content eating crumbs in the dark like a cockroach should. No, Maybelle wants to taste the delicious surprise in Mrs. Peabody’s famous Chocolate Surprise Cookies.

 

So when Mrs. Peabody holds a Ladies’ Spring Tea, Maybelle follows the advice of her new fly friend, Maurice. She goes for it—and tumbles into a tasty but terrifying adventure in this delightful sequel to Maybelle in the Soup.

 

Maybelle Goes to Tea is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Renee Farrah
Maybelle the cockroach, and Henry the flea, make a new friend just in time for Mrs. Peabody's Ladies' Spring Tea. He is Maurice the fly, and he is unfamiliar with the very particular way a bug is to behave in the Peabody household. Maybelle's cockroach rules are very clear: "when it's light, stay out of sight; if you're spied, better hide; and never meet with human feet." Instead of the quiet and out-of-sight approach, Maurice's mantra is the ever exhilarating, "go for it!" Maybelle tries to follow Maurice's technique after eyeing all the goodies Mrs. Peabody is serving her tea guests that Maurice is successfully getting to try. However, she gets more excitement and trouble than she bargained for when she is discovered with more than her hand in the cookie jar. A fun and entertaining read that plays on both our safe and adventurous sides, and that gently reminds us to be true to ourselves and not be pressured to do as our friends do. Reviewer: Renee Farrah
School Library Journal

Gr 2-4

Living at the Peabody home, sprightly Maybelle, a cockroach, abides by three rules: "When it's light, stay out of sight; if you're spied, better hide; and never meet with human feet." However, these rules go right out the window once she becomes aware of the Chocolate Surprise Cookies to be served at Mrs. Peabody's tea party. Easy-reader graduates will delight in Maybelle's antics and enjoy her housefly pal, Maurice, and his giggle-worthy shenanigans. Maybelle finds herself smack dab in the middle of a big adventure when she tumbles into a tasty treat. With humorous illustrations on nearly every spread, this is a sweet offering.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA

Kirkus Reviews
Maybelle the Cockroach and Henry the Flea are still alive and bugging the very perfect Peabodys. The rule of their house might be "ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NO BUGS," but rules are made to be broken. Whether it's a hidden cache of raspberry jam or a pile of sandwiches for the Ladies' Spring Tea, Maybelle's life is full of surprises. One is the arrival of Maurice, one Noticeable and Unwelcome fly who puts all the insects in danger of an Extermination Event but who also adds some excitement to the household. While Maybelle tries to follow The Rules that keep a cockroach safe, Maurice's watchword is "Go for it!" When Maybelle decides to do so, she goes through one terrifying and hilarious adventure after another. Ratz de Taygos's detailed, kinetic illustrations dot most pages, making the text accessible to new readers. Maybelle's oversized hair bow and Maurice's over-the-top antics, along with varied perspectives, keep readers at the heart of the adventure. Short sentences, laugh-out-loud situations and likable characters make this second series entry a winner. (Fiction. 6-9)
From the Publisher
“Short sentences, laugh-out-loud situations, and likable characters make this second series entry a winner.” —Kirkus Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805080933
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 8/5/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 771,695
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 550L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

KATIE SPECK grew up in New Orleans and now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with a husband, a daughter, an assortment of pets, and a bug or two.

PAUL RÁTZ DE TAGYOS went to Parsons School of Design quite some time ago. He is the author/illustrator of several books for children. He lives in New Rochelle, New York.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

    A chapter book and perfect for a young, but advanced reader now attending kindergarten.

    I ordered this book on amazon.com after someone on Twitter suggested I watch a video about the book. After watching the video, I just had to get the book for my granddaughter who lives in South Carolina. They have some huge palmetto bugs there and the 6-year-old shares my dislike of them!

    I got the book in the mail today. It's a chapter book and perfect for a young, but advanced reader now attending kindergarten (not me-my granddaughter). I read the book and chuckled at the antics of these buggy critters. I especially loved Maurice the fly. "BRZZT! Going in, BRZZT! going out!" has beome my favorite "buzz" phrase around here! I couldn't resist just now when I let my dog in the back door. "BRZZT! coming in?" I asked her. Okay, so you can tell that everything at the Perry house is not JUST SO!

    My husband is laughing. He's reading the book now. We are easy to entertain--no need for a pompous tea party with ladies wearing fruity hats.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    A Wonderful Encore!

    Maybelle's back in this sequel and it's just as much fun as the first book. Plenty of laughs that sneak up on you, well-developed characters with real-life concerns, and illustrations that add another layer of fun. This is one of my favorite chapters books. Where else can you learn to love a cockroach and a flea?

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