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Title:
How to behave at a tea party
Author:
Rosenberg, Madelyn, 1966-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unapaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Although Julia instructs her younger brother, Charlie, and other guests in proper behavior, her tea party does not turn out as she had planned.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780062279262
Format :
Book

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Summary

What happens when opinionated Julia tries to teach her carefree little brother, Charles, how to behave at a tea party? This sweet and silly take on the classic manners theme is filled with sibling antics, laugh-out-loud moments, big imagination, and plenty of heart, making it perfect for readers of modern classics such as Fancy Nancy and Ladybug Girl. It's also great for parents of tantrum-throwing preschoolers looking to impart some wisdom on how to cope with life's surprises.

Julia wants nothing more than to teach Charles proper tea party etiquette, but things are not going as planned. The tiny sandwiches have been gobbled up by the dog, Charles is using sugar cubes as building blocks, and the neighbor kids have eaten the centerpiece. Will Julia and Charles find a way to play together?


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When throwing a tea party, a host expects certain decorum. However, when Julia invites her younger brother, Charlie, she learns a thing or two about expecting the unexpected. Julia starts her tale by listing party-planning steps. However, things go downhill when Charlie brings a snake to the table, builds a teacup tower, and allows the dog, a frog, and the twin boys from next door to join in. Chaos ensues. After banning everyone and attempting to have a quiet, solitary tea party, a bored Julia eventually understands that If you can't beat 'em, join 'em and decides to reinvite her guests and enjoy whatever happens. Photoshop digitally composed illustrations leave plenty of white space and feature brightly colored, energetic, and engaging scenes with action galore. Pair this with Caterina and the Perfect Party (2013), by Erin Eitter Kono, to show that being spontaneous can have its rewards.--Owen, Maryann Copyright 2014 Booklist


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