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The Queen is Coming To Tea Book Tour & Giveaway

7/8/17
I received a copy of The Queen is Coming to Tea for review.  All opinions are mine.

My girls and I love to have tea parties.  We play dress-up, set up our tea set, and enjoy a snack to go along with our tea (they usually substitute juice as they are not quite tea connoisseurs).  It provides many opportunities to use their imaginations, sparks fun conversations, and hopefully makes good deposits in their memory banks.

Many times we'll also enjoy a story about tea parties.  Our latest new book discovery is The Queen is Coming to Tea by Linda Ravin Lodding.


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About the Book:


Can Ellie and her furry friends get everything ready in time for tea with the Queen?

One day there was a knock at Ellie’s door. There stood the Queen’s Footman.
“A message from Her Royal Highness.” He offered Ellie a note on a silver tray.
May I please come for tea?
Sincerely yours,
The Queen Herself
Book tour, book review

When Ellie finds out the Queen is coming to tea, she snaps to attention! With her best friend, Langley the Elephant, Ellie travels to Paris, China, Italy, and New York to make sure they have everything they need for tea with the Queen. But will the Queen patiently wait? And what exactly will be waiting for the Queen?


About the Author and Illustrator:

LINDA LODDING is originally from New York, but has spent the past fifteen years in Austria, the Netherlands, and now lives in Sigtuna, Sweden. Visit her at www.lindalodding.com.

After finishing her studies, CONSTANZE VON KITZING worked in the cover department at Der Spiegel. She now works as a freelance illustrator, teaches, and runs an art shop in Cologne, Germany, where she lives with her family.


The Queen is Coming to Tea whisks your child away on an imaginative journey around several major cities in the world. The illustrations are beautiful pastels that are appealing and perfect for the tea party theme. My girls enjoyed learning a bit about other places they aren't familiar with, especially China. They especially loved the tea leaves in the shape of a dragon's tongue! And the surprise at the end was special!



Want to enjoy a tea party at home? Try this yummy tea recipe:

Peach Mango White Iced Tea Recipe

Ingredients:
4 Cups Water
3 White Tea Bags
1 Peach
½ Cup Chopped Frozen Mango
1 tbsp sugar plus Sugar to Taste

Instructions:
  • Boil the 6 cups of water; remove from heat
  • Steep the tea bags about 5 minutes; remove bags and allow tea to cool to room temperature
  • Add chopped peaches and mango to a mixing bowl and mix with sugar; let fruit soften
  • Place fruit in pitcher and pour cooled tea on top; add sugar to taste and stir
  • Chill and serve



Giveaway:

Sourcebooks is hosting a giveaway for two copies of the book and two ceramic tea sets  {US/Canada 18+ only}


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Linda Lodding said...

Thank you for the lovely review and for sharing A QUEEN COMES TO TEA with your readers! Summer is a splendiferous time for tea by the sea...and sharing a good book. Happy reading! Linda

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