Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
A nighttime adventure begins when two friends share a cup of tea—by diving in off a teaspoon! They row sugar cubes to shore, slide down a teapot spout, and skate on a plate of cookies in a land of sweet surprises. The lilting rhyming text and gorgeous illustrations make Teatime a classic storybook that brings to mind the poems of A Child’s Garden of Verses.
About the authors
Tiffany Stone is a children’s poet and the author of two collections of rhyming poetry: Floyd the Flamingo and his Flock of Friends and Baad Animals. She has had poems published in children’s magazines, including Chirp, and is a contributing poet to And the Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems. Her poetry picture book, Rainbow Shoes, was a finalist for the 2013 Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize. Tiffany lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and three children.
Jori van der Linde is a freelance Illustrator living and working in Vancouver, BC. She graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, with a Bachelor of Illustration, and her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators New York, the Society of Illustrations Los Angeles, and Creative Quarterly.
Excerpt: Teatime (by (author) Tiffany Stone; illustrated by Jori van der Linde)
"Please join me in a cup of tea.
There’s lots of room, as you can see.
It’s not too hot and nice and deep.
So climb right in—or take a leap—
right off a teaspoon diving board.
The milky depths lie unexplored."