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*Tea for Ruby* by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
 
Also illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser:

Fancy Nancy and the Fall Foliage

Nancy Clancy: Secret of the Silver Key

Fancy Nancy Storybook Treasury

The Wonderful World of Fancy Nancy

Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany
Tea for Ruby
by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
Ages 4-8 40 pages Simon & Schuster September 2008 Hardcover    

Although I reject the theory that celebrities and public figures have the ability to write childrenís books basely solely on their status, Sarah Fergusonís new childrenís book has forced me to reconsider my position. In Tea for Ruby, she pens a charming story with an inviting appeal comparable to the skills possessed by many other leading childrenís book authors.

When Ruby receives a special invitation to have tea with the Queen, everyone floods her with advice on the appropriate way to behave. She is instructed to dress appropriately, use proper utensils, say please and thank you, and not to speak out of turn. Tea for Ruby educates as it entertains, providing guidance about manners that children should learn, regardless of whether or not they will be in the company of royalty.

This book shares the same illustrator as the books in the Fancy Nancy collection, which will be obvious to fans who have come adore, cherish, and recognize Robin Preiss Glasserís work. Though the text of Tea for Ruby could certainly stand on its own, the inviting illustrations bring her words to a new level of enjoyment that will appeal to children of all ages.

Although everyone may not have a chance to be in the direct presence of royalty and all that it represents, Tea for Ruby is a gem which, thankfully, we can all access.
 


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