Phoebe Dupree Is Coming to Tea!

By Linda Ashman
Illustrated by Alea Marley

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.

  • A lively rhyme makes this an excellent read-aloud.
  • An important reminder to kids that striving for perfection may make you miss out on a wonderful time!
  • Anyone who's ever wanted to impress a friend will relate to this sweet story of perfectly imperfect fun.

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).

About the illustrator

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 colour. Alea Marley lives in North England.

ISBN: 9781406399912
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 7, 2021
Dimensions: 215 x 260mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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