Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tea for Ruby by Sarah Ferguson - ADVISABLE

Ferguson, Sarah  Tea for Ruby  Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser  Simon and Schuster, 2008.  $7.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content:  G.  

Ruby receives an invitation to have tea with the queen, and she is so excited that she runs around her house and at school telling everyone about it.  As she is telling different people that she is having tea with the queen, they tell her different manners that she needs to learn before she has tea with the queen.  At the end of the book, Ruby dresses up and goes to see the “queen” her grandmother.  She uses all of the manners that she has been working on all week to have a fun tea with her grandma.  

This has great illustrations (it is the same illustrator as Fancy Nancy books) and bright colors to hold little readers attention.  The story has a great format for teaching little girls manners.  The ending is also fun because it’s a good surprise to see that the grandma is the queen.  

EL (K-3)-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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