Tea for Ruby (Paula Wiseman Books): Sarah Ferguson The Duchess of York, Robin Preiss Glasser: 9781416954194: Books
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- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Series: Paula Wiseman Books
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books; First Edition edition
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416954198
- ISBN-13: 978-1416954194
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 10.7 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Manners
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About the Author
Robin Preiss Glasser is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series, written by Jane O’Connor; America: A Patriotic Primer, A is for Abigail, and Our Fifty States by Lynne Cheney, and Tea for Ruby by Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. She lives in Southern California with her family.
Nonetheless, she is adorable and absolutely over the top when she receives an invitation to have tea with the Queen. Obviously, Ruby's manners need some polishing before sitting down with her majesty. So, everyone who knows her has a bit of advice- "Ruby, I hope you won't interrupt...I hope you'll sit up straight...I hope you won't shout," etc. All of this is a great deal for her to absorb.
Finally, the big day arrives. Young readers will be surprised at what it's like to have tea with the Queen.
Robin Preiss Glasser's illustrations are irresistible, filling every page with color. She's a generous illustrator and exuberantly captures all of Ruby's preparations.
Understandably, Ruby is very excited. She is so excited, in fact, that she tells everyone she knows, actually everyone she sees, "I have been invited to have tea with...The Queen!" Apparently, Ruby's acquaintances already know a great deal about her and admonish her in a number of ways to be polite, mind her manners, and so forth.
The day finally arrives when Ruby is to have tea with the Queen. Ruby awakens and is very excited. There is, however, a very pleasant surprise in store for Ruby. Of course, Ruby is a perfectly wonderful little lady while having tea with the "Queen."
Nicely illustrated and simply written, `Tea For Ruby' is a pleasant little story about something to which a little girl looks forward and how a young lady should behave in a social situation. The repetition is fun for the young reader - or listener, and the moral is straightforward and useful.