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Title: The Queen is Coming to Tea
Author: Linda Ravin Lodding
Illustrator: Constranze von Kitzing
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Release Date: February 7, 2017
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 4
Hardcover: 32 pages
Buy Links: Source Books/Amazon/Barnes & Noble
Summary of Queen Coming to Tea:
Can Ellie and her furry friends get everything ready in time for tea with the Queen?
One day there was a knock at Ellie’s door. There stood the Queen’s Footman.
“A message from Her Royal Highness.” He offered Ellie a note on a silver tray.
May I please come for tea?
The Queen Herself
When Ellie finds out the Queen is coming to tea, she snaps to attention! With her best friend, Langley the Elephant, Ellie travels to Paris, China, Italy, and New York to make sure they have everything they need for tea with the Queen. But will the Queen patiently wait? And what exactly will be waiting for the Queen?
My Thoughts of Queen Coming to Tea:
My niece is 5 and loves her books, she was excited to receive a new book and to help with this review. The story is very cute and is just long enough to hold her attention (which is not an easy feat!). The pictures are bright and colorful. We loved cuddling up and reading all about Ellie’s adventures getting ready for the Queen to visit for tea.
About the Author and Illustrator:
Linda Lodding is originally from New York but has spent the past fifteen years in Austria, the Netherlands, and now lives in Sigtuna, Sweden. Visit her at www.lindalodding.com.
After finishing her studies, Constanze Von Kitzing worked in the cover department at Der Spiegel. She now works as a freelance illustrator, teaches, and runs an art shop in Cologne, Germany, where she lives with her family.
Peach Mango White Iced Tea Recipe
4 Cups Water
3 White Tea Bags
½ Cup Chopped Frozen Mango
1 tbsp sugar plus Sugar to Taste
Boil the 6 cups of water; remove from heat
Steep the tea bags about 5 minutes; remove bags and allow tea to cool to room temperature
Add chopped peaches and mango to a mixing bowl and mix with sugar; let fruit soften
Place fruit in pitcher and pour cooled tea on top; add sugar to taste and stir
Chill and serve