TEA PARTY FOR TWO by Michelle Poploff

TEA PARTY FOR TWO

Age Range: 6 - 9

KIRKUS REVIEW

 In this entry in the First Choice Chapter Book series, Poploff (Busy O'Brien and the Caterpillar Punch Bunch, 1992, etc.) divides an easy-to-read story into several scenes about Amy and Kim, who are enjoying a tea party. The story begins with the delivery of the invitation (``P.S. No brothers or sisters allowed'') and moves along with the inclusion of plenty of lighthearted details. The pinnacle of the occasion is the cupcakes with pink icing, to be served at just the right moment, on special china with specially decorated napkins. The girls are good friends, listening to Amy's stomach gurgle and getting goofy with soap bubbles in the sink. They are not too crushed when they find that Kim's brother has fed the picnic to himself and the dog because this book is not going to have an unhappy ending, and there are more cupcakes for the girls in the kitchen. The emphasis on the friendship is the book's strongest quality, with genial illustrations that will soothe those who like their tea parties simple and sweet. (Fiction. 6-9)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-385-32260-7
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Delacorte
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1997




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