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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sip Tea With Mad Hatter Blog Tour (review & giveaway)

I'm thrilled to have the Sip Tea with Mad Hatter Blog Tour stopping by today with my review an awesome giveaway! This tour is hosted by The Children's Book Review and sponsored by the EW Foundation...

Written by Loretta Neff
Illustrated by Anirban Mitra
Sip Tea with Mad Hatter  makes learning afternoon tea manners fun, meaningful, and most important, memorable. Any adult or child who reads this book will delight in the clever illustrations and correlations of Alice in Wonderland’s characters to the manners advice.
Phrases like Be as cool as a Cheshire cat, Don’t be a mean Red Queen, and My teacup runneth over with gratitude are easy-to-grasp concepts for children.
With the demanding schedules of parents, caregivers, and teachers, the importance of social skills is often overlooked. Learning social skills early, especially during childhood, can shape a child’s character and greatly impact his or her life for the better.
The EW Foundation® (EWF) vision is to teach, inspire, and motivate children to perform spontaneous acts of kindness and consideration. The benefits they receive from simple, good behavior will be both tangible and intangible. Our belief is that children can “do well by doing good deeds.“
The topics covered in this book are part of the EWF KAMP® curriculum – 2015 Promising Practices National Award Recipient by
“Once again, thank you, Loretta Neff, for another well-written and entertaining resource that teaches important life skills.”—The Children’s Book Review
Ages 6-12 | Publisher: EW Publishing | 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-0998555904

With today's focus on modern technology and our habit of interacting via phones, computers, tablets, social media, etc., many children are often not exposed to lessons on manners, considerate behavior, and important values. Loretta Neff's Sip Tea With Mad Hatter aims to help children gain these valuable and integral life skills and attitudes in a fun and entertaining way.

Through the familiar world of Wonderland, and all its quirky inhabitants, Sip Tea With Mad Hatter explores many topics when it comes to good manners and considerate behavior, and does so with whimsy, sweetness, and an engaging voice. From core values to table manners, respectful interactions with others, gift giving and receiving etiquette, being a thoughtful guest, and more, young readers will not only learn useful and life-shaping skills, but will also be inspired to do good deeds and be good people. I love how Neff approaches these lessons and subjects with enthusiasm and excitement, encouraging kids instead of merely preaching at them. The colorful, lively illustrations featuring Wonderland and its characters, are the perfect fun companions to Neff's words.

Sip Tea With Mad Hatter is an excellent resource to inspire, encourage, and teach young readers skills and lessons that will benefit them for the rest of their lives!

Loretta Neff is an award-winning children s book author and the founder of the EW Foundation®, a nonprofit provider of character education programs. Loretta has specialized in character and etiquette education since 1994 with clients ranging from children to Fortune 500 companies.
Loretta’s books are inspired by her love of humanity and desire to share her resources with children who need them most. Through her books and charitable efforts, she hopes to engage young minds and instill the values that can shape and transform their lives in a meaningful and measurable way.
Her first book, award-winning Tame Your Manners, released March 2014, received coveted reviews and has become a bestseller in its genre. Described as Madagascar meets manners, the book continues to charm the hearts of critics and readers alike.
Her second book, Sip Tea with Mad Hatter, is another delightful concept for introducing children to good character and tea manners. The book was inspired by Alice in Wonderland and will challenge kids to be creative and Think outside the rabbit hole.
Based on EW Foundation s KAMP® curriculum, a 2015 and 2016 Promising Practices national award winner, her books emphasize good character and core values while offering an affordable and comprehensive learning solution. Children can enjoy the series at their own pace or share it as a family or class. (For ages 5 12.) Loretta received a BA degree in 1989 with honors and had her sights on the legal profession. But after being accepted to law school at Michigan State University, she never attended, having found her real passion for philanthropic work and the teaching of business and social etiquette. Loretta remains committed to the advancement of numerous charities, societies, and educational foundations.

Enter to win an autographed copy of Sip Tea with Mad Hatter: At KAMP®, by award-winning author Loretta Neff; plus a $25 Visa gift card to buy supplies for your own tea party!
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A copy of Sip Tea with Mad Hatter: At KAMP®, autographed by Loretta Neff
  • A $25 Visa gift card
Two (2) winners receive:
  • A copy of Sip Tea with Mad Hatter: At KAMP®, autographed by Loretta Neff
Giveaway begins June 21, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends July 21, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST. Giveaway open to US and international mailing addresses. Prizes provided by EW Foundation, Inc.
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Rita Wray said...

You should always teach children to say please and thank you.

Ally Swanson said...

I think one of the most important social skill to teach children is cooperation and teamwork. It's important to teach children to work together, compromise, and take turns leading and following. Looking forward to checking out this book! Thanks!