Sunday, July 23, 2017

"The Queen Is Coming to Tea" by Linda Ravin - Children's Book Review, a Recipe, and a Giveaway! (2 Winners) (U.S.) Ends 8/6

Can Ellie and her furry friends get everything ready in time for tea with the Queen?

One day there was a knock at Ellie’s door. There stood the Queen’s Footman.
“A message from Her Royal Highness.” He offered Ellie a note on a silver tray.

May I please come for tea?
Sincerely yours,
The Queen Herself

When Ellie finds out the Queen is coming to tea, she snaps to attention! With her best friend, Langley the Elephant, Ellie travels to Paris, China, Italy, and New York to make sure they have everything they need for tea with the Queen. But will the Queen patiently wait? And what exactly will be waiting for the Queen?

My Review:
I loved this cute children's book and the imagination of the little girl Ellie in the story. She flies all over Europe to gather all of the things that she'll need for her tea party with the Queen and she brings her friends (plush animals) with her. When it's time for tea, her mom is the one arriving for the tea party! Her mom is the queen. It's truly adorable. My girls love this new book as much as I do. I can't wait to read it with them again!

About the Author and Illustrator: 
LINDA LODDING is originally from New York, but has spent the past fifteen years in Austria, the Netherlands, and now lives in Sigtuna, Sweden. Visit her at

After finishing her studies, CONSTANZE VON KITZING worked in the cover department at Der Spiegel. She now works as a freelance illustrator, teaches, and runs an art shop in Cologne, Germany, where she lives with her family.

Peach Mango White Iced Tea Recipe
4 Cups Water
3 White Tea Bags
1 Peach
½ Cup Chopped Frozen Mango
1 tbsp sugar plus Sugar to Taste

Boil the 6 cups of water; remove from heat/
Steep the tea bags about 5 minutes; remove bags and allow tea to cool to room temperature/
Add chopped peaches and mango to a mixing bowl and mix with sugar; let fruit soften/
Place fruit in pitcher and pour cooled tea on top; add sugar to taste and stir/
Chill and serve.

Enter below for a chance to Win One Ceramic Tea Set and One copy of "The Queen Is Coming to Tea!" (2 Winners)


Disclosure: I received one copy of "The Queen is Coming to Tea" children's book in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received. Giveaway is being sponsored by Sourcebooks. Sourcebooks will contact the winner(s) of the giveaway posted above. Airplanes and Dragonflies blog is not responsible for sending out the giveaway prizes listed in this giveaway.


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