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Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie
     

Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie

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by Sophia Grace Brownlee, Rosie McClelland, Shelagh Mcnicholas (Illustrator)
 

The precocious cousins from the ELLEN show host a princess tea party!

Following their breakout performance of Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" on the ELLEN show, Sophia Grace and Rosie became YouTube sensations. After appearing numerous times on ELLEN, the girls have resonated with large audiences by dressing up in pink tutus and living out young girls'

Overview


The precocious cousins from the ELLEN show host a princess tea party!

Following their breakout performance of Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" on the ELLEN show, Sophia Grace and Rosie became YouTube sensations. After appearing numerous times on ELLEN, the girls have resonated with large audiences by dressing up in pink tutus and living out young girls' princess fantasies! These precocious cousins have charmed Ellen, her studio audiences, and millions of YouTube viewers with their British accents, delightful banter, princess dresses, singing and dancing talents, tea parties, and more!

In TEA TIME WITH SOPHIA GRACE AND ROSIE, the cousins plan a tea party with lots of pink, glitter, chocolate, and cotton candy. Each one is allowed to invite one guest--and they invite each other! Ultimately, the most fun part of the tea party is sitting around eating sweets and having girl talk. The book will feature photos of the girls as well as dazzling illustrations by Shelagh McNicholas. Plus, young girls will love the tips for how to host a tea party!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Brownlee and McClelland, British cousins whose singing performances on Ellen (covering the likes of Nicki Minaj and Alicia Keys) have made them media darlings of the moment, aren’t quite as charismatic on the page. In this run-of-the-mill story, the two—portrayed with abundant cutesiness in pencil and watercolor illustrations from McNicholas (Little Ballet Star)—plan a tea party. They create invitations for the sole guest each will invite, and transform their bedroom into “the fanciest, most sparkly castle that ever existed,” with help from magical fairy wands. The suspense revolves around who each girl will invite, though comments like “My guest has to be someone I can have loads of fun with, just like you!” leave little doubt as to the guest list. Rather than adding a clever twist, the idea that the girls can’t find anyone worth spending time with other than each other comes across as navel-gazing. Tips for throwing a tea party (“Make sure everyone has their own pretty place to sit with a pretty cup!”) are superfluous. An unabashedly girly offering that never takes off. Ages 3–5. (Feb.)
From the Publisher

"There has been no one and nothing quite like Sophia Grace Brownlee. It may be early days, but I suspect the precocious and hilarious eight-year-old from Harlow, Essex, will be the breakout internet sensation of the year. ... There is something irresistible about her innocence, her hearty joy in everything she does, her cute 'gor blimey' accent, her girly pink dress and her lack of embarrassment." --THE DAILY MAIL

Sophia Grace "and her cousin, Rosie, continue to entertain viewers throughout the world with their breakout songs and latest Nicki Minaj-inspired performances." --THE HUFFINGTON POST

"Our favorite girls are back!" --OK! MAGAZINE

Children's Literature - Miranda McClain
Sophia Grace and Rosie are two cousins who adore throwing tea parties. They have thrown several and now are planning their most extraordinary soiree yet, because this time they each get to invite one very special surprise guest. First the girls decide on a theme, and then they decide where to have the party. Disney World is too far so they change their room into a magic castle with the help of their fairy friends. Next it is time to plan the menu, which, of course, includes lots of chocolate. Finally they must decide what to wear. They try on several fluffy tutus before inevitably deciding on matching pink ones. Before bed they deliver their invitations. The next morning each girl wakes up to find an invitation under her pillow. They had invited each other as the special surprise guest. This book perfectly illustrates the old adage "you can't judge a book by its cover." The illustrations are charming and will win over little girls who love anything pink or princess related but the story itself falls flat. It is completely over the top and unoriginal. The idea that the girls authored it does little to salvage it. The overall theme of friendship could be sweet but ends up saccharine. Reviewer: Miranda McClain
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—Sophia Grace and Rosie are two delightfully entertaining cousins and best friends from England who have repeatedly appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show. In life, as in this story, they love tutus, tea parties, glitter, and, above all, the color pink. Here, the children plan, prepare, and enjoy their own fancy tea party. They decide on a theme and decorate the room. Each girl writes an invitation for just one special guest. While one sleeps, the other one slips her note under her pillow. They wake up to find that each one is the other's most special friend. "Tea Tips"-simple, fun etiquette-include, "Remember to tell your guests how lovely they look." For fans of Jane O'Connor's "Fancy Nancy" series (HarperCollins) and those who can't get enough of all things girly, this book would be a great addition. As an added treat, readers can see footage from past television appearances of the characters' real-life counterparts online.—Lindsay Persohn, University of South Florida, Tampa

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545502146
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
353,190
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author


Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie McClelland, ages 9 and 5, have charmed Ellen DeGeneres, her studio audiences, and millions of YouTube viewers with their British accents, delightful banter, princess dresses, singing and dancing talents, tea parties, and more! They live in England and periodically come to the U.S. to appear on ELLEN.

Shelagh McNicholas has illustrated several children’s books, including LITTLE BALLET STAR, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, and THE PERFECT PONY. She lives in the United Kingdom.

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Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
missywitt More than 1 year ago
These two little girls are so adorable and I love it when they are on Ellen. This book is so cute and as soon as I found out that they had a book I had to go out and buy it.
shelleymaMA More than 1 year ago
I think those two little girls are so funny. I like watching Ellen when they are on. I laugh so hard
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book for little girls! Highly recommended! BTW, the summary at the top of the Barnes & Noble page got it a little wrong when it said that following Sophia Grace and Rosie's appearance on "Ellen" they became You-Tube sensations. It was actually the other way around. They were already You-Tube stars when Ellen discovered their video, and she then invited the girls to her show. Of course, then their video got even **more** hits, thanks to their Ellen appearances! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing birthday present for my niece, she loves Sophia Grace and Rosie.
MIMI_3 More than 1 year ago
I just bought this book for my 3 granddaughters. It is a very cute book. I love the illustration. I watched them on "Ellen" and so have my girls. I would recommend this book for little girls. They will love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 3 1/2 grandaughter loved this book. She thinks she is a princess and she really relates to this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have a princess loving daughter, then this book is the right choice for them. My daughter is a 5 years old, Spunky and loves to read books. B&N is one of her favorite stores and on one of our many trips to the store. Tea Time was her pick instead of her go to Disney Princess books. Which was a great break for me. She loved the story and is Amazed with Sophia and Rosie. We cant wait to see what the girls have in store in the future. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the book for my daughter who is 4 Years old.  She really likes it.  The story moves along at a good pace and the ending is great.  It teaches a valuable lesson about friends. I highly recommend it.  DT