Tea Party Today: Poems to Sip and Savor

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Join poet Eileen Spinelli and illustrator Karen Dugan for a celebration of tea parties in this cozy collection of poems! Young children will delight in imagining themselves enjoying tea in bed, at the beach, in a backyard secret garden, and in exotic, far off places. Karen Dugan's breathtaking pictures are as welcome as a charming teatime companion. The helpful teatime tips will encourage children to make their own teatimes special.

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Overview

Join poet Eileen Spinelli and illustrator Karen Dugan for a celebration of tea parties in this cozy collection of poems! Young children will delight in imagining themselves enjoying tea in bed, at the beach, in a backyard secret garden, and in exotic, far off places. Karen Dugan's breathtaking pictures are as welcome as a charming teatime companion. The helpful teatime tips will encourage children to make their own teatimes special.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The fun of hosting a tea party for real or imaginary friends is part of this collection of pomes. From shopping, to invitation preparation, getting oneself dressed to the tea party itself are celebrated in verse. For those who may not be so ambitious or inclined to entertain, "Tea for One" or "Cozy" may just hit the spot-for "There's a lot to be said/For a tea tray in bed." Spinelli offers her teatime tips at the bottom of each page. Dugan's illustrations are soft and warm and will bring a smile just like sipping a delicious cup of tea.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-As long as tea parties continue to appeal-and they do-there will be an audience for pleasant books such as this. Sturdy poems with strong rhythms by a sure hand examine the many possibilities of these social occasions. Two of the liveliest and noisiest, "What's That Racket?" (".../Pigs oink/Dogs bark-/Time for tea/On Noah's ark") and "Kitchen Music" ("Pots clank./Glasses clink./Water gurgles/In the sink..."), have mostly two words per line. Word choices are usually simple enough to be within the capabilities of young readers. Short lines and repetition allow for quick memorization. Although the subjects, from honey to herbal teas to teddy-bear picnics, are lighthearted, the rhymes are never trite. Brightly clothed, happy children romp through sunlit watercolor pages, paying homage to diversity-of culture, race, gender, and age-in a jolly, upscale greeting-card style. Even the fish are smiling. The full- or double-page illustrations are well designed to reflect the content of the poems. A variety of teapots are used as a motif throughout the book. While perhaps not a necessary purchase, this title will make an enjoyable extra for storyhour programs as well as young party planners and their parents.-Sally Margolis, Barton Public Library, VT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590784280
  • Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 993,840
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Eileen Spinelli

Eileen Spinelli has won numerous awards for her writing, but she also knows what it feels like to have her work criticized. Telling the story of how she became a writer, Eileen says, "In second grade, my teacher, Miss Campbell, read my composition aloud as an example of the worst one handed in. I've been writing ever since." Miss Campbell was not on the panel of judges that gave Eileen the 1990 Magazine Merit Award for fiction from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, nor was she involved in the decision to give the 1991 Christopher Award to Eileen's warm and funny picture book Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. Eileen also won the 1990 Highlights fiction contest and has had numerous stories and poems published in national magazines. She is the author of numerous books, including Song for the Whooping Crane, Sophie's Masterpiece, and, most recently, Here Comes the Year. Eileen, who enjoys traveling, her herb garden, old movies, flea markets, bookstores, tea parties, screened-in porches, and theater, continues to be hard at work on several book and poetry projects. She lives with her husband in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Karen Dugan has worked on more than twenty-five books, eight with Boyds Mills Press, including If I Had a Snowplow by Jean L. S. Patrick and Tea Party Today: Poems to Sip and Savor by Eileen Spinelli. She lives in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.

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