When a young girl named Kikko realizes her father has forgotten the pie he was supposed to bring to Grandma's house, she offers to try and catch him as he makes his way through the woods. She hurriedly follows her father's footprints in the snow and happens upon a large house she has never seen before. Curious, Kikko peers through the window, when she is startled by a small lamb wearing a coat and carrying a purse. Even more surprising, the lamb speaks, asking her in a kind voice, "Are you here for the tea party?" Suddenly, Kikko realizes her trip through the woods has turned into something magical.
The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi is a delightful children's book. Though it is marketed for ages 3-7 years of age, it's story will engage and bring a smile to those reading it as well the the children listening.
The story is engaging and the open ending of the story will spur a child's creative side with whirlwind thoughts of what really did happen in this story!
The pictures are superbly done, mostly black and white with intermittent red and yellow color. Children will be captivated by each page as you read them this story or for the older child, as they read it to themselves.
All in all, this is a wonderful book and one I will be gifting to my friends who have young children or expecting an addition to their family!
Thank you to Kids Can Press and Netgalley for the gift of this book in exchange for an honest review.