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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...
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.
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
Posted June 6, 2009
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.
Posted September 18, 2008
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?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.