How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea (Review & Giveaway!)

Welcome to the next stop on the blog tour of

How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea!

Written by Kate Hosford
Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska
Carolrhoda Books, 2017
Recommended for grades 1+

 What fun Hosford and Swiatkowska must have had working on this book! It surely feels like they had fun. I'm a huge fan of Gabi Swiatkowska's illustrations, and found the character of the Queen to be delightfully portrayed in words and images that worked perfectly together.

What I love, love, love about this book:
The transformation the queen goes through.
How children from Japan, India, and Turkey share their tea drinking traditions.
That tone of voice you can hear in your head while reading the queen's nose-in-the-air lines!
And of course, the way the words and images create a perfect experience. 

So, grab a copy (winning one is a bonus!), grab a friend or a cat or a dog, and then:
Go to the faucet, fill up the kettle, and boil the water. The tea you choose is up to you!
Sip, read, and enjoy!

Please read the following message about the author's commitment to donate to First Book.
Be sure to enter below for a chance to win a copy of the book! 

Making friendship and fun countIn the spirit of the book's message, Kate Hosford will donate $1 (up to $500) for every retweet of a review or interview from her blog tour to First Book. (Be sure to include .@khosford_author.) Established in 1992, First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need.

Thanks for stopping by!
And thank you to Blue Slip Media for hosting this tour and providing the book for the giveaway!



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