Emma Lea’s Magic Teapot

Emma Lea's Magic Teapot

Emma Lea's Magic Teapot

Emma Lea dreams the new teapot from her grandmother is as magic as Aladdin’s Lamp.

She wishes for her favorite breakfast, for an argument with her best friend Sam to be resolved and to be able to sing in the school talent show. When the come true, Emma Lea believes that the special powers come from her teapot. Her friend and family help her understand that the real magic in the world isn’t in objects.

Spoiler: The magic is in our relationships with family and friends and in finding our own creative talents.

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First in the series of 4 picture books for ages 5 – 10.

Coloring Page and bookmarks included
Hardcover & jacketed, 32 pages
Original watercolor art by Jerianne Van Dijk
Written by Babette Donaldson
$16.95
ISBN: 978-0-9792612-0-6



Review:

By K. Lio (Santa Clara, CA)

Emma Lea Making Wishes

Emma Lea Making Wishes

Both the watercolors and the well thought out story are beautifully done. I liked the fact that Emma Lea’s best friend is a boy. I appreciated that logical explanations were given to the little girl for the wishes being “granted” and how she realizes the teapot not actually being “magic” didn’t make it any less “special”. Her emotions bounce from high to low, and back again (like a real child) with contagious enthusiasm!
A recipe was even included that sounds like it could easily be made by a child and adult team, and sounds delicious!

  • The Emma Lea Books

Book Reviews

Babette Donaldson tells this story with a beauty and sparseness that mimics the rituals of the ceremony and Jerianne Van Dijk illustrates the scenes with an impressionistic style, drawing the reader into the folds of Emma Lea's kimono and into the tea house with purity, tranquility, and harmony. ~ ~ ~ Ginger Manley
Oh, I do love these books. They are perfect for an afternoon read with a cuddly grandchild. Lots of information and the art work is enchanting. ~ ~ ~ Judy Wright
I really enjoyed this book with my little girl because I felt it introduced children to "helping out" and lets them know just because we have to do chores and make preparations, even for tea parties, that it doesn't mean we can't have fun while doing so and the biggest lesson to be learned from Emma Lea's Tea With Daddy is that spending time together is the most important gift of all!
This book takes a look at tranquility, purity, harmony, and respect taught through the experiences of the Chanoyu tea ceremony. I know that this book will be infused into the study my students do of the Japanese culture. Once again the author and illustrator together have created a beautiful keepsake book for children. ~ ~ ~ J. Gilmour
I read Emma Lea's Tea Party and was immediately moved to send it to my niece Emma. She is 4 years old. She absolutely loves the book and thinks it is about her. Such a beautiful tale with illustrations to match. A little girl can weave fantasies about this book. I can hardly wait until the next Emma Lea book! ~ ~ ~ Penny Hastings
This story brings to life family traditions and the value of giving 'real' and meaningful gifts from the heart. It also shows the importance of family in creating great moments in a child's life. I read this to my 5 year old niece, and both she and her mother were captivated by the story. ~ ~ ~ Carol Scuderi
This is a wonderful story of a little girl's dream with the magic lamp. To my delight, it combines fantasy with family values and reality. My granddaughter loves it. ~ ~ ~ Marianne Kummell
Both the watercolors and the well thought out story are beautifully done. I liked the fact that Emma Lea's best friend is a boy. I appreciated that logical explanations were given to the little girl for the wishes being "granted" and how she realizes the teapot not actually being "magic" didn't make it any less "special". ~ ~ ~ K. Lio
This is a very special book about family traditions, bonding and growing up. The story of Emma Lea is delightful. If you like Fancy Nancy, you will love Emma Lea. ~ ~ ~ Jill Vanderwood

Author, Babette Donaldson

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