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Monday, July 17, 2017

The Queen Is Coming To Tea Blog Tour (review & giveaway)

The Queen Is Coming To Tea
by Linda Ravin Lodding
illustrated by Constanze von Kitzing
February 7, 2017
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
ISBN: 9781492607571; $16.99; Hardcover
Source: from pub for review
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?

The Queen is Coming To Tea, by Linda Ravin Lodding and illustrated by Constanze von Kitzing, is a deliciously charming and delightful picture book! When Ellie finds out that the Queen is coming for tea, she and her animal pals travel across the globe in search of the perfect tea, snacks, clothes, and more for a tea party fit for, well, a queen.

With an exciting story (travel adventures and tea with THE Queen?!) and Lodding's sweet, endearing, and fanciful text, little readers will be enchanted by Ellie's whirlwind country hopping trip and will love meeting all the fun new friends Ellie picks up along the way. von Kitzing's whimsical illustrations, with their soft colors; humorous scenes; and lively action, will captivate readers, and perfectly bring the story to life.

The Queen is Coming To Tea is sure to be a hit with all the little princesses and princes in your life and will surely inspire many tea parties!

5/5 Cupcakes

And here's a tea recipe for your own tea parties!

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

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.

Two winners will win a copy of The Queen Is Coming To Tea and a ceramic tea set!
(this is a blog tour wide giveaway and not run by word spelunking)

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Slowsly said...

The story sounds delicious. The tea recipe makes me thirsty.

David McMullin said...

This sounds like a lot of fun. and I love the art.