I get to give away a copy of Tea with Grandpa! Read to the end! 🙂
Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday!
Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because I love how it shows a little girl having a good time with her grandpa and I don’t see a lot of grandpa/granddaughter books. 🙂 Plus, the twist at the end is great!
Genre- Realistic fiction
Opening and Synopsis-
Publisher’s description: “Tea with Grandpa is a sweetly simple, rhyming picture book by acclaimed author/artist Barney Saltzberg. In this story, a little girl tells us about her daily tea ritual with her grandfather where they sing, tell stories, laugh and clink their teacups. When it’s time to say goodbye, it won’t be for long because with the help of their computers and a video chat, Grandpa is never too far away to have tea.”
“Every day at half past three…
Me and Grandpa.
Time for tea.”
Why I liked this book- I first saw the trailer for “Tea with Grandpa” on twitter. After I saw it, I thought it looked cute so I put it on my “To Be Read” list. Check out the trailer –
I thought it was cute. When I got the book and (here comes a spoiler!) and saw that the whole “tea party” was virtual – meaning the little girl and her grandpa were Skypeing or doing a Google hangout or something similar, I thought the idea for the book was brilliant! You don’t know until the end that it’s all over the computer -very cool. There are a lot of kids who don’t live close to their grandparents and I think a lot of kids and parents can relate to this story.
The rhyme in the book is wonderful and the soft illustrations go very well with the story.
Activities and Resources-
Host your own kid tea party!
For some ideas, check out Jama Rattigan’s Alphabet Soup blog (click HERE). Ms. Rattigan always has something yummy cooking up and she has a section devoted to tea. 🙂
The Tea House Times also has some good ideas for Children’s tea parties – click HERE!
About Barney Saltzberg is the author and illustrator of close to 50 books for children, including Beautiful Oops!, Good Egg, Cornelius P. Mud , Crazy Hair Day and the bestselling Touch and Feel Kisses series with over 800,000 copies in print. Additionally, he’s recorded four CDs of music for children. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, three dogs, and a pond full of fish. To learn more, please visit Mr. Saltzberg’s website HERE.
Here’s a great resource – WIN a copy! I was very happy when I was offered a copy of this book to giveaway! I think you’ll love it! Just comment below and tell me you want to win the drawing. Next week, on PPBF I will announce the winner (My sister Josie will pick a name out of a hat from all the entries).
To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!