Monday, October 5, 2009

Princess Tea: Parties and Treats for Little Girls


Sarlin, Janeen A. with Noelle Shipley. 2009. Princess Tea: Parties and Treats for Little Girls. Photographs by Sheri Giblin. Chronicle Books. (Cook and craft book)

Technically, this one is more for parents than young readers. But it's for parents of young readers, so I'm going to share it with you here. What is it about? Creating parties for young girls. In this case, themed-tea parties. The themes are "Lotus Princess Tea" (China), "Underwater Princess Tea" (South Sea Islands), "Cowgirl Princess Tea (Southwest United States), "Fiesta Princess Tea" (Mexico), "Country Garden Lavender Princess Tea" (France), "Indian Princess Tea" (India), "African Princess Tea" (Africa), and "Fairy Princess Tea" (fairyland). Each theme offers suggestions on how to decorate, suggestions on dressing up, recipe suggestions, and craft and activity suggestions/instructions. Some activities are more complex than others.

I probably would have enjoyed this one more if there had been more photographs. I'd have liked to seen photographs for each recipe and each craft. (That could be me, but I like to see what it is supposed to look like. That way I can judge how I'm doing. Also for recipes, food almost always looks more appetizing, more appealing, if you can see it. Exceptions for this rule do exist, however.)

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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