Phoebe Dupree Is Coming to Tea!

Phoebe Dupree Is Coming to Tea!

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Abby is anxious to host the perfect tea party for a friend she idolizes, but life serves up a sweet taste of the fun to be had when perfection is off the table.

Have you met Phoebe--Miss Phoebe Dupree?
Phoebe's as perfect as perfect can be.

To Abby, her friend Phoebe can do no wrong. Phoebe is speedy. Phoebe is smart. She's equally brilliant at science and art. So when the budding hostess invites Phoebe over for a tea party, everything from the sugary treats on the menu to Abby's dog, Louie, must be, well . . . perfect. But when life--and possibly Louie--send a clear message to let loose, the girls indulge in a perfectly imperfect playdate. Linda Ashman's vivacious rhyme and Alea Marley's inviting illustrations serve up a classic tale of enduring friendship at a tea party that will leave readers wanting to pull up a chair.

Author: Linda Ashman
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 06/01/2021
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 10.40h x 8.60w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781536204834
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2021
School Library Journal 09/01/2021 pg. 73

About the Author
Linda Ashman is the author of more than forty picture books, including William's Winter Nap, illustrated by Chuck Groenink, and Rain!, illustrated by Christian Robinson. About Phoebe Dupree Is Coming to Tea, she says: "I have a chronic case of hosting anxiety, so it wasn't hard to imagine a tea party where everything goes disastrously wrong." Linda Ashman lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and two dogs, who are perfect at sleeping, eating, and shedding (the dogs, that is).

Alea Marley is an award-winning illustrator of many books for children. She loves creating whimsical scenes that are filled with patterns, texture, and bursts of color. Alea Marley lives in North England.