My 7-year-old son asked me to blog about a new picture book, Kid Tea. It arrived in a package of review copies from the publisher Marshall Cavendish, and caught Junior's eye immediately. Of course I said yes to his literary request.
Kid Tea opens with a two-page spread of a boy and a girl playing in the mud. (Glin Dibley is the illustrator.) Elizabeth Ficocelli writes,
Monday, fun day
Brown and sticky,
hands are icky,
mud-is-on-my nose day,
squished-between-my toes day.
Then the next page says,
Dunk me in the tub, please,
for brown kid tea!
And, sure enough, the children are soaking in the bathtub and have turned the water brown. Tuesday brings purple popsicles and purple kid tea; as Junior reports, "There's a color for every day of the week," except for Sunday when the children go to church and don't get dirty. My son and his dad say that the words "have a good beat."
This is a book that Junior likes and thinks other children will, too.