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ISBN-13: 9781416954194
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication date: 09/23/2008
Series: Paula Wiseman Books
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 241,860
Product dimensions: 10.44(w) x 11.14(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, is the author of several children’s books, including Ballerina Rosie; Tea for Ruby, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser; and the Little Red series as well as a memoir, Finding Sarah. The Duchess is a devoted spokesperson for many charitable organizations, including Changes for Children. She has two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

Robin Preiss Glasser is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series, written by Jane O’Connor; America: A Patriotic Primer, A Is for Abigail, and Our Fifty States by Lynne Cheney; and Tea for Ruby by Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. She lives in Southern California with her family.

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Tea for Ruby 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line is lacking in substance, which makes the repetitiveness weary. I pump up the story as I read it, and my grandchildren love the book. The drawings are so beautiful and colorful, it makes it appealing to both adults and children. It is the favorite book at Grandma's house.
NewMexicograndmother More than 1 year ago
I saw the Duchess of York talk about this book on the Today Show and loved her thoughts about how manners aren't fussy, but instead show respect for the people around you. Certainly this book, with its fun and funny illustrations, reinforces good lessons, but your children will love it becauase of the title character's exuberance and warm embrace by her family.
ChristyFitch on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Summary: Ruby is a little girl that is invited to have "Tea with the Queen". She is so excited and goes about town letting people know she is have "Tea with the Queen". Everyone she tells gives her advice on how to act properly when she has "Tea with the Queen". In the end Ruby finds out that the tea is with her Grandmother, who calls Ruby her little princess. Personal Reaction: This book is very cute! This book shows will show children that having time with family is just as important as having "Tea with the Qu een".Every little girl wants to be a princess, and they are to somebody.Classroom Extension Ideas: 1. This book would be great to read on Grandparents Day!2. It would be nice to plan "Tea Time" with the students.
rainbooks on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Robin Freiss Glasser, the illustrator who brought ¿Fancy Nancy¿ to life, brings readers a new character that is cute, klutzy, and forgetful in the new book ¿Tea For Ruby,¿ written by Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York.This tale starts with Ruby sitting in her front yard having a tea party with her stuffed friends when the mailman delivers the mail. In her fancy purple dress, red royal cape and soccer cleats, Ruby fetches the mail, spilling it all over the sidewalk only to find her name addressed on a pretty pink envelope. It is an invitation to have tea with the queen.Ruby is so excited to share her news with everyone that she forgets her manners. She interrupts her brother, doesn¿t wait her turn at the playground, wears soccer cleats to ballet class, forgets to say ¿please¿ and ¿thank you¿ to a sales clerk, and talks with her mouthful at dinner. Ruby¿s mother reminds her of the forgotten manners and encourages her to not forget them when having tea with the queen.One day while Ruby is playing with her princess and prince dolls, she ignores her father¿s plea to be welcomed (and helped since he has his hands full of groceries) because she is too involved with dreaming about her tea with the queen ¿ a daydream that occurs throughout the book with each person in the story.When the day arrives, Ruby¿s mother helps her put on a beautiful little dress, while Ruby recites all the manners she needs to remember while visiting with the queen.When Ruby arrives at the queen¿s house, she walks down a walkway to find her grandma dressed up, crown and all. Ruby almost seems disappointed at first but when grandma calls her a ¿Princess,¿ Ruby¿s disappointment slips away, and she enjoys the tea party with grandma.Robin Freiss Glasser does a great job at bringing Ruby to life with her tutus and tiaras, while in shorts or play dresses. The fancy detail adds an extra element of grandeur to the simple story.Little girls will love Ruby because she is just like them ¿ dressing up like a princess and being delighted in by a grown-up. Although Ruby never gets scolded for her less than perfect behavior, she does realize her mistakes and takes extra care to be on her best behavior while having tea with the queen.
pippy More than 1 year ago
I originally got this book free inside a cereal box and my 2 year-old loved it so much we wore out the little paperback. She's almost 4 now and the meaning of the story is becoming more relevant to her so I'm purchasing a hard cover copy to add to her collection of favorites. I discovered the artist is the same one that illustrates for the "Fancy Nancy" series so someday when she's ready for that it will seem very familiar to her already.
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Ryall_MaMa More than 1 year ago
This book teaches youg girls good manners, but has a wonderful suprise ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for little girls who love tea parties. Ruby tells all her friends and family that she is having tea with the queen and as she progresses through the book, she learns what manners to use when she gets to have tea wtih the "queen". It's a nice way to discuss manners and how to be a lady with our little girls. At the end, the Queen turns out to be her grandmother! My little girl and her grandmother have tea parties all the time, so we found this book perfect for the two of them.