When he follows his nose through the woods, Cub discovers a backyard tea party...with cookies He is just about to dig in when the hostess of the tea party shows up. Read more...
When he follows his nose through the woods, Cub discovers a backyard tea party...with cookies He is just about to dig in when the hostess of the tea party shows up. And she has several strong opinions on how Tea Party must be played. Cub tries to follow her rules . . . but just how much can one bear take, even for cookies? A laugh-out-loud funny look at the required give-and-take of playtime, Tea Party Rules is an eventual friendship story that will delight grubby cubs, fancy girls, and cookie lovers everywhere.
- ISBN-13: 9780670785018
- ISBN-10: 0670785016
- Publisher: Viking Children's Books
- Publish Date: October 2013
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 3-5
- Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-08-19
- Reviewer: Staff
A bear cub sneaks into a girl’s tea party and assumes the role of her teddy bear—all with the intent to gobble up cookies—only to discover that he’s under the thumb of a mini Martha Stewart. “You’re grubby,” the girl tells him. “Tea Party Rule: you must be clean.” The rules also stipulate that Cub must have his hair styled, wear a pink dress, and (the last straw) “eat daintily.” Dyckman’s (Boy and Bot) and Campbell’s (Flora and Ulysses) story is like a pretty petit four with an unexpectedly zingy filling—it’s evident from the sly look in the girl’s eyes that she’s not fooled one bit by Cub’s masquerade. What’s really going down is not just a case of bossiness, but a real battle of wills. Who will break first? Or could there be two winners? Campbell’s marker and colored pencil drawings strike an ideal balance between girliness and wiliness, with just enough nudges and winks to make readers sympathize with Cub and feel in on the joke. Ages 3–5. Author’s agent: Scott Treimel, Scott Treimel NY. Illustrator’s agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words. (Oct.)