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.
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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.
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