Emma Lea’s First Tea Party
Emma Lea is finally old enough to attend her grandmother’s annual tea party for the ladies of the family but her excitement excitement turns to disappointment when she realizes that Grammy has set her at a children’s table instead of at the main table with the other women. She transforms a family tradition to include the entire family and receives her own grown-up sized teapot, a special gift which sets the stage for the second book in the Emma Lea series.
Hardcover & jacketed, 32 pages
Original watercolor art by Jerianne Van Dijk
Written by Babette Donaldson
Emma Lea’s First Tea Party is a beautiful book, both in content and illustrations. The children in my third grade classroom loved the book, and enjoyed how Emma Lea’s problem got solved. We do a lot of talking about problem-solving of all sorts, and the relationships in Emma Lea’s family make this extra special. The wonderful birthday celebration gives examples to kids of ways to give of themselves without having to spend money. Isn’t that what it should be all about? This is a great book with many different life lessons to be shared. The illustrations are beautiful and captivating for children, which truly add to the story of a loving family.