Tea Rex

written and illustrated by Molly
Idle

Ages: 3-7
years (grades preschool – 1)

Cordelia and her brother invite Mr. Rex over for tea time in
this clever wordplay of a title. What happens next is just about what anyone
would expect from a Tyrannosaurus Rex attending a tea party. A prim and proper
explanation of how to throw a tea party and what to expect of your guests
accompanies illustrated evidence of how it actually plays out when a T-Rex is
in attendance. Pouring tea, having an assortment of snacks, and ending the
party with a bit of music and dancing are all very standard expectations that
go horribly awry this time around. One can only wonder what might happen when
Cordelia and her brother receive their own invitation to a tea party hosted by
none other than Mr. Rex!
This title is a great fit for both sides of the spectrum:
the rough-and-tumble dinosaur lovers and the ladylike tea-party-goers alike
will be enthralled with this best-of-both-worlds tale. Best suited for ages 3-7
years (grades preschool – first), children will get more from this book in
one-on-one sessions where they are able to see that the illustrations do not
fit very well with the words on the page. This juxtaposition of words versus
illustrations in Tea Rex is a
wonderful way to keep readers engaged and building early literacy and critical
thinking skills. Who would have thought you could get all of that by simply attending
a tea party?
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