PPBF: The Tea Party in the Woods

TeaPartyInTheWoodsCoverAuthor/Illustrator: Akiko Miyakoshi
Publisher: Kids Can Press, 2015 (originally published in Japanese: Mori no Okuno Ochakai e, Kaisei-Sha Publishing, 2010 )
Ages: 3-7
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.

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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.

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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.

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Resources/activities: Plan a tea party. Who would you invite? What would you serve? This might also be fun to act out with puppets.

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For existing PPBF selections including resources and activities, go to Susanna Hill’s blog: HERE