How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea: Review + Giveaway

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HOW THE QUEEN FOUND THE PERFECT CUP OF TEA by Kate Hosford. A picture book about a queen traveling the world and trying various types of tea from different countries. Perfect for kids ages 4-7.

HOW THE QUEEN FOUND THE PERFECT CUP OF TEA by Kate Hosford. A picture book about a queen traveling the world and trying various types of tea from different countries. Perfect for kids ages 4-7.

How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea by Kate Hosford, illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska

Age Range: 4 – 8 years | Grade Level: Preschool – 3 | Hardcover: 40 pages | Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (March 1, 2017)

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About the Book

Each day when the Queen wakes up, three maids dress her, two more style her hair, and her butler James makes her tea. But when she grows dissatisfied with her brew, the Queen and James set out in search of the perfect cup. With each stop on their hot-air balloon journey, the Queen encounters new friends who expand her horizons—in the kitchen and beyond.

 

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About the Author

Kate Hosford is the author of several picture books, including Infinity and Me, which won the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book award and was named an ALA Notable Children’s Book. Her books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, French, and Romanian. Kate grew up in Waitsfield, Vermont, where she enjoyed many cups of tea. She now drinks tea with her family in Brooklyn, New York. To learn more, and to download a free curriculum guide, visit her website: khosford.com.
Twitter: @khosford_author

 

Making Friendship and Fun Count

In 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.

 

Hilary’s Thoughts on How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea

The book How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea by Kate Hosford is a unique and creative story about a privileged queen’s journey to find the perfect cup of tea. The author takes her readers on a journey to different lands and cultures with beautiful illustrations by Gabi Swiatkowska. I especially loved each child’s unique instructions on how to make a cup of tea.

I would have liked to see a few more places the Queen travels on her quest, but I thoroughly enjoyed what the author included. The attention to detail is educational and fun to read.

As you read this cute children’s book, you will find out the Queen finds much more than the “perfect” cup of tea! I recommend this book for children ages 4-7.

Source: I received a copy of this book from Blue Slip Media.

4.5 stars

 

Giveaway on Batch of BooksGiveaway Details

One winner will receive a copy of How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea

Open to US addresses only

Ends April 30, 2016

Use the Rafflectoper to enter. Entrants must be 18 or older or have their parent/guardian enter for them. The winner will be chosen randomly. Winner must respond to my email within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary to enter. I am not responsible for lost or undelivered prizes. This contest is void where prohibited by law.

 

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4 Comments

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    Jess@Fairday's Blog
    April 12, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Sounds like a unique book. I am curious about how the kids prepare the tea. 🙂 Great review!

    • Reply
      Dena at Batch of Books
      April 12, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      It sounds really cute. Hilary (my associate reviewer) read this one, but it sounds too good not to read it myself!

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    Danya @ Fine Print
    April 12, 2017 at 11:05 am

    I see this book being a big hit with readers who like princess stories and Around the World in 80 Days! Books that address privilege and the realities of life in other circumstances are important, and it sounds like this one discusses that without becoming too didactic.

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      April 12, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      It does sound good, doesn’t it? Hilary read this one, so I haven’t read it yet, but it looks adorable. Plus, the illustrations are darling. 🙂

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