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 itand 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.
|Publisher:||Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Lexile:||550L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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?