Author/Illustrator: Akiko Miyakoshi
Publisher: Kids Can Press, 2015 (originally published in Japanese: Mori no Okuno Ochakai e, Kaisei-Sha Publishing, 2010 )
Themes: forest animals, parties, imagination
Opening: That morning, Kikko had awoken to a winter wonderland. It had snowed all night.Now her father was off to Grandma’s house to help clear the walk.
Summary: (from my library catalog) As Kikko goes through the woods to bring a pie to her grandmother, she happens upon a home full of animals and joins their tea party.
I like this book because: It’s breathtakingly beautiful. The story is a simple flight of imagination, and anyone would wish to be in the main characters place.
Resources/activities: Plan a tea party. Who would you invite? What would you serve? This might also be fun to act out with puppets.
For existing PPBF selections including resources and activities, go to Susanna Hill’s blog: HERE