The Queen is Coming to Tea


The Queen is Coming to Tea by Linda Ravin Lodding
Illustrated by Constanze Von Kitzing
Published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Date: 1 February 2017



The Queen is coming to tea indeed and there is so much to prepare, who would of thought that Ellie knew a baker in Paris, a tea grower in China and a Ballerina in New York to help make her afternoon tea grand.  What vivid imagination Ellie has and what a great helper she has in her elephant Langley as they travel the globe to make the best tea party of all.


It is a sweet story that has an unexpected ending, that always makes a book fun.  Each character in the story children will love.  Lots of different animal friends for them to love.


I like that the author is introducing the children to some other languages through simple words such as Limoni which is lemon in Italian.  While it is only a few words it is a small introduction to other languages at an age where children absorb information easily.

The illustrations are busy, there is a lot to see in the pictures.  The illustrator has used lots of green, yellow, purple and orange in the pictures.


The book is recommended for children aged 4 and up but I believe would also be suitable for 3 year olds.

Can you guess who the Queen and King are?

Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Jabberwocky for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review.

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