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Maybelle Goes to Tea by Katie Speck

Maybelle Goes to Tea

by Katie Speck

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I thought that the chapter book, Maybelle Goes to Tea was a great read for children just getting into chapter books. The story was all about a cockroach, Maybelle and her two friends, Henry and Maurice who are a flea and a fly. They go on many adventures throughout the Peabody’s home, including breaking every rule of being a bug to get to Mrs. Peabody’s chocolate surprise cookies during tea. The plot of the book is very engaging for young readers, especially due to its modern fantasy aspect. The characters and the humor that the author incorporates, such as when the people chase the bugs around their home, brings life to the story, which has for a fabulous ending. The second thing I liked about the book was the illustrations that it incorporated. Although they were simple and black and white, they helped readers formulate what characters looked liked and add to the humor. The illustrations are on just about every page and are very helpful to the engagement. Overall the big idea of the story is stated on the last page of the book perfectly. “Life is full of surprises.” ( )
  ckelly16 | Apr 10, 2014 |
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Maybelle doesn’t go looking for adventures, but they seem to find her anyway. She just can’t be content eating crumbs in the dark like a cockroach should. No, Maybelle wants to taste the delicious surprise in Mrs. Peabody’s famous Chocolate Surprise Cookies.
So when Mrs. Peabody holds a Ladies’ Spring Tea, Maybelle follows the advice of her new fly friend, Maurice. She goes for it—and tumbles into a tasty but terrifying adventure in this delightful sequel to Maybelle in the Soup.
Maybelle Goes to Tea is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:30 -0400)

Maybelle the cockroach follows the advice of her new fly friend Maurice and tumbles into a terrifying but tasty adventure during Mrs. Peabody's Ladies' Spring Tea.

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