{Picture Book Vlog Review+Tea Recipe+Giveaway} THE QUEEN IS COMING TO TEA by Linda Ravin Lodding with illustrations by Constanze von Kitzing

Do you know someone who loves playing tea party? Who has an imagination that takes him/her on adventures around the world? Then THE QUEEN IS COMING TO TEA is the perfect book!!!

This book is for anyone who has ever had a tea party with beloved stuffed animals.

This book is for anyone whose mom--or dad!!! loves to get involved when a good tea party is going on.

This book is for anyone whose imagination whisks them away on adventures on a whim!

THE QUEEN IS COMING FTO TEA is such a cute book about tea parties. I love the way it introduces kids to new countries in fun ways and the way both parents love to play with their daughter!

Here's a closer look at this adorable picture book:

YouTube Link

Here are some illustrations from the book if you don't have time to watch the video!

If there's a little one in your life, this makes a great imaginative adventure!



4 Cups Water
3 White Tea Bags
1 Peach
½ Cup Chopped Frozen Mango
1 tbsp sugar plus Sugar to Taste


Boil the 6 cups of water; remove from heat
Steep the tea bags about 5 minutes; remove bags and allow tea to cool to room temperature
Add chopped peaches and mango to a mixing bowl and mix with sugar; let fruit soften
Place fruit in pitcher and pour cooled tea on top; add sugar to taste and stir

Chill and serve!

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Author: Linda Ravin Lodding
Illustrator: Constanze von Kitzing
Release Date: Feb. 7, 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Received: For Review

One day there was a knock at Ellie's door. 
There stood the Queen's Footman. 
"A message from Her Royal Highness." 
He offered Ellie a note on a silver tray. May I please come for tea? 
Sincerely yours, 
The Queen Herself 

When Ellie finds out the Queen is coming to tea, she snaps to attention! After all, the Queen deserves the best: cake from Paris, tea from China, lemons from Italy... 

"Pish posh," says Ellie. "We can do it!" 

But will the Queen patiently wait? And what exactly will be waiting for the Queen?


LINDA LODDING is originally from New York, but has spent the past fifteen years in Austria, the Netherlands, and now lives in Sigtuna, Sweden. Visit her at www.lindalodding.com.

After finishing her studies, CONSTANZE VON KITZING worked in the cover department at Der Spiegel. She now works as a freelance illustrator, teaches, and runs an art shop in Cologne, Germany, where she lives with her family.



Who doesn't love playing tea party?

Two winners will receive a lovely Alex "Chasing Butterflies" tea set AND a copy of THE QUEEN IS COMING TO TEA from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky!


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