Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tea Party Today - Poems to Sip and Savor

Wrapping up National Poetry Month...

Here's a fun book for the young-hearted tea and poem lovers in all of us!  Tea Party Today - Poems to Sip and Savor by Eileen Spinelli and with lively illustrations by Karen Dugan.  The book is available  hard and soft-covered.

I was impressed by the multi-cultural influences in the book, both in the images of the children and in the poems themselves.  An excerpt from Tea Around the World...
"In Ireland tea is cozy.
In Russia tea is strong.
In China tea is served to guests
And sipped the whole day  long..."

The rhymes are strong and fun to read out loud.  There are plenty of tea adventures to be found - like tea on Noah's ark or tea time with a grouch (who just needs a hug).

I look forward to reading it with my young niece this weekend!

Also, don't miss a very special day tomorrow!!  Poem in Your Pocket Day!

6 comments:

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the poem.

Anonymous said...

How cool, Poem in your pocket day! Teafan

Tea Time With Melody said...

I find with a new grandchild that reading to them is such fun, even if they don't have a clue what I am saying lol. Hope your niece enjoys this time with you.

bloomgirl said...

We look forward to you reading it as well!

Esmerelda said...

I would like to see this book. Looks great. MAybe when I see you on Saturday?

Mary Jane said...

Hi Steph,

I have read this book to my niece and she loved it. Have fun with your sweet little niece. Isn't being an Aunt such fun!