The Queen is coming for tea! Ellie has to make sure everything is perfect, and travels the world, with her faithful friend, Langley, at her side, to orchestrate the best tea party ever. A fun look at tea parties, with a bit of global flavor. Fun for storytime – have the kids bring in their own stuffed animals for a post-storytime tea party! – and have tea recipes ready for the parents to take home and enjoy with their kiddos. Display with How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea by Kate Hosford, Jane O’Connor’s Fancy Nancy and Fancy Nancy Tea Parties, and Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf! by Judy Sierra for a fun tea time display.
The Queen is Coming to Tea
Author: Linda Ravin Lodding
Illustrator: Constranze von Kitzing
Published: February 7, 2017, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
ISBN: 9781492607571; $16.99; Hardcover
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?
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 http://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.