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.
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
|By||K. Lio (Santa Clara, CA)
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!