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by Katie Speck

  • ISBN: 0805080937
  • Category: Сhildren's books
  • Author: Katie Speck
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
  • Other formats: lit lrf lrf txt
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 1 edition (August 5, 2008)
  • Pages: 64 pages
  • FB2 size: 1257 kb
  • EPUB size: 1629 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
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Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). Only 13 left in stock (more on the way). Maybelle Goes to Tea is the story of Maybelle, a cockroach so feminine and allegedly cute she wears a pink bow and pearls; Henry the flea, who lives with Maybelle at the Peabody's house; and Maurice the fly who sometimes meanders inside. The Peabodys, of course, do not know these critters live in their house.

Maybelle Goes to Tea is the story of Maybelle, a cockroach so feminine and allegedly cute she wears a pink bow and . The big problem for me as an adult reader of this book is the way Speck dances between reality and fantasy.

Maybelle Goes to Tea is the story of Maybelle, a cockroach so feminine and allegedly cute she wears a pink bow and pearls; Henry the flea, who lives with Maybelle at the Peabody's house; and Maurice the fly who sometimes meanders inside. At the first sight of them, bug bombs and exterminators appear. The reality of bugs in homes is offset with the fantasy of a roach, fly and flea as friends. The reality of the cat chasing these critters is set off with the fantasy of human antics.

Maybelle Goes to Tea book. She goes 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. 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 - Katie Speck. The author and publisher have provided this e-book to you for your personal use only

Maybelle Goes to Tea - Katie Speck. The author and publisher have provided this e-book to you for your personal use only.

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

Maybelle doesn't go looking for adventures, but they seem to find her anyway  . Maybelle doesn't go looking for adventures, but they seem to find her anyway.

Back home in her kitchen, Mrs. Peabody was already planning a new cake. She would call it her Seventeen-Layer Skyscraper Supreme. And Ramona will have a shiny coat again soon, Mr. Peabody said. Peabody said now, Ramona was wrapped in a towel, still wet from a bath. She did not look pleased. Ding-dong! The doorbell rang. The Snerdly twins were back. Thank you for letting me borrow Ramona, Samantha said. Our Principal said she was the Most Interesting Thing that has ever happened in the lunchroom. Mr. Peabody smiled proudly. Why, of course she wa. .

Maybelle goes to tea. From the "Maybelle" series, volume . From the "Maybelle" series, volume 2. by Katie Speck & illustrated by Paul Rátz de Tagyos.

Maybelle doesn't go looking for adventures, but they seem to find her anyway

Maybelle doesn't go looking for adventures, but they seem to find her anyway. Maybelle Goes to Tea is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year

Maybelle in the Soup is her first book. Paul Ratz de Tagyos went to Parsons School of Design quite some time ago.

Katie Speck grew up in New Orleans and now lives in Kansas City with a husband, a daughter, an assortment of pets, and a bug or two. Maybelle in the Soup is her first book. He is the author/illustrator of several books for children. He lives in New Rochelle, NY with neither fleas nor roaches (he swears).

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.


Reviews about Maybelle Goes to Tea (6):
Chillhunter
I ordered this book on amazon.com after someone on Twitter suggested I watch a video about the book. After watching the video, I just had to get the book for my granddaughter who lives in South Carolina. They have some huge palmetto bugs there and the 6-year-old shares my dislike of them!

I got the book in the mail today. It's a chapter book and perfect for a young, but advanced reader now attending kindergarten (not me-my granddaughter). I read the book and chuckled at the antics of these buggy critters. I especially loved Maurice the fly. "BRZZT! Going in, BRZZT! going out!" has beome my favorite "buzz" phrase around here! I couldn't resist just now when I let my dog in the back door. "BRZZT! coming in?" I asked her. Okay, so you can tell that everything at the Perry house is not JUST SO!

My husband is laughing. He's reading the book now. We are easy to entertain--no need for a pompous tea party with ladies wearing fruity hats.
Kazimi
Among the toys and guests and confusion at Christmas my granddaughter sat in a chair and read until this was done. She is six.
Arcanefist
Very clever story! Enjoyed reading it!
Silly Dog
Maybelle Goes to Tea is the story of Maybelle, a cockroach so feminine and allegedly cute she wears a pink bow and pearls; Henry the flea, who lives with Maybelle at the Peabody's house; and Maurice the fly who sometimes meanders inside. The Peabodys, of course, do not know these critters live in their house. At the first sight of them, bug bombs and exterminators appear. In this installment, Mrs. Peabody is hosting a lady's tea. Maybelle cannot follow her rules, "when it's light, stay out of sight; if you're spied, better hide; and never meet with human feet," with Mrs. Peabody baking chocolate surprise cookies.

I like the idea behind the story. It could be comforting to kids to have a cute face put on household pests. After living in the South for years, I believe cleanliness does not equal buglessness, and it is inevitable for children to come across the pests. I don't understand why Maybelle needs a pink ribbon and pearls to be a girl, but I can overlook it. The big problem for me as an adult reader of this book is the way Speck dances between reality and fantasy. The reality of bugs in homes is offset with the fantasy of a roach, fly and flea as friends. The reality of the cat chasing these critters is set off with the fantasy of human antics. Maybelle Goes to Tea is part allegory, part fun and part serious. For me, it's not enough of any of those to be great. That being said, it's a fine, entertaining read for early readers. In many ways, it reminded me of the crazy antics of Amelia Bedelia, whose antics I loved to read about when I was a child.
Cherry The Countess
Maybelle the cute little cockroach first encountered in "Maybelle in the Soup" (Henry Holt, 2007) is back in a new adventure. Mr. and Mrs. Peabody who live at #10 Grand Street do not tolerate any bugs in their house. The reader is reminded about the rules that guide life in the bug-free Peabody house - rules that Maybelle tries to follow so she is not discovered. However, Maybelle gets into trouble when Mrs. Peabody decides to invite friends to a tea party at her house. This sequel is humorous and kids will likely enjoy it but the storyline seems very similar to that followed in the first book.
Fenrinos
Maybelle and Henry are back in this sequel, avoiding the ever-looming threat of an extermination event, and hilarity ensues. With the addition of Maurice the fly, Maybelle faces an even greater challenge as his stubborn ways only add to their troubles. What a unique series! I mean who'd have ever thought I'd be rooting for a cockroach?

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