Tea Rex

Tea Rex

by Molly Idle


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Some tea parties are for grown-ups.
Some are for girls.
But this tea party is for a very special guest.
And it is important to follow some rules . . .
like providing comfortable chairs,
and good conversation,
and yummy food.
But sometimes that is not enough for special guests,
especially when their manners are more Cretaceous than gracious . . .

Introducing Tea Rex, a guest that just about any child would love to have to tea!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670014309
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 04/09/2013
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 480,532
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Molly Idle takes her tea with milk (no sugar) and will always accept the offer of a slice of chocolate cake to go with it. Just about any time but tea time, she can be found at her desk pouring over stacks of drawings, or running amok after her two very special boys. She and her family live in Tempe, Arizona.

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Praise for Tea Rex by Molly Idle:

"Sure to be enjoyed by tea-party enthusiasts, and even dino fans with no use for a teapot will find themselves drawn to this clever tale of a not-entirely-civilized beast of the past."  —Kirkus 

“…Idle has a gift for comic composition...” —Publishers Weekly

"The tension between the text and illustrations provides much to amuse the youngest tea-party hosts." —School Library Journal

"A fine example of how words and pictures can lock horns to charming effect." —Booklist

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Tea Rex 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lesson in tea party etiquette wrapped in a story of a little girl and her brother (and cuddlesome stuffed bear) hosting a tea party with a Tyrannosaurus Rex as their only guest. They have to pull him through the door, he's much too large, for both the chairs and the tiny cup and saucers, and being a carnivore, he starts eyeing his table mate, the "bear" with a hungry glint. With the tea party for girls and the dinosaur for boys - or both for both - this book enchants with its beautiful illustrations and a smidge of proper manners fed to its reader as deliciously as any tea cake. Lovely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1. Emily Post vs. T. Rex. Emily wins! 2. a retelling of Cat in the Hat (not really, but almost), with a better ending. 3. I love this book! It makes me smile. I was a little hesitant to give this book to my grandson. I didn't know if his father would freak. A book about a tea party for a little boy??? They love it.