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Sip Tea with Mad Hatter Blog Tour: Review & Prize Pack Giveaway

Tea parties can be fun for both children and grown-ups, presenting the opportunity to make new friends and to strengthen the relationship with old ones. Would you go to a tea party hosted by Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland? Do you know what it takes to be a stellar guest like Alice Kingsleigh? Award-winning author Loretta Neff tells you everything you need to know about tea parties in her new picture book Sip Tea with Mad Hatter: at KAMP®. Unlike those boring and lengthy etiquette handbooks, Sip Tea with Mad Hatter teaches tea party manners and beyond in the most creative and fun setting possible, i.e., in the enchanting world of Wonderland.

Each chapter of the book features a character from Alice in Wonderland, who specifies and explains certain rules to follow during a tea party, or a get-together of any sort. The contents of the rules are closely tied to the personality traits of that character. For example, Alice shows us the importance of introducing yourself with confidence when meeting new friends, no matter how small you may appear in front of them. The Red Queen of Hearts, on the other hand, demonstrates the need for kindness and patience, the lack of which leads to her tragic fate of being expelled from Wonderland forever. The conversational writing style and the funny illustrations featuring bright, rich colors, combine to bring the entire book to life. You can easily imagine yourself seeking advice on party rules before heading to Mad Hatter's magical party, with a shining invitation in hand.

I can't agree with the author more that lessons about manners should be taken from early on. While formal education primarily focuses on academic skills, the responsibility to educate children about essential social skills lies in the hands of parents and caregivers. And the impact is likely to last a lifetime. Instead of trying hard to talk your children into behaving well, you may get the message through more effectively by reading a fun book together. Sip Tea with Mad Hatter would be a great place to start. It would also be easier to remind your child of certain rules by simply mentioning the related character from the book.

While tea parties are special occasions, I love that the lessons taught in this book can apply more broadly to everyday situations. We all want to raise our children to be kind, gracious, considerate, compassionate, and respectful persons that others would enjoy the company of. Add Sip Tea with Mad Hatter to your child's summer reading list and see how much both you and your young reader will benefit from it!

About the Book:

Sip Tea with Mad Hatter: At KAMP®
Written by Loretta Neff
Illustrated by Anirban Mitra

Sip Tea with Mad Hatter makes learning afternoon tea manners fun, meaningful, and most important, memorable. Any adult or child who reads this book will delight in the clever illustrations and correlations of Alice in Wonderland’s characters to the manners advice.

Phrases like Be as cool as a Cheshire cat, Don’t be a mean Red Queen, and My teacup runneth over with gratitude are easy-to-grasp concepts for children.

With the demanding schedules of parents, caregivers, and teachers, the importance of social skills is often overlooked. Learning social skills early, especially during childhood, can shape a child’s character and greatly impact his or her life for the better.

The EW Foundation® (EWF) vision is to teach, inspire, and motivate children to perform spontaneous acts of kindness and consideration. The benefits they receive from simple, good behavior will be both tangible and intangible. Our belief is that children can “do well by doing good deeds.“

The topics covered in this book are part of the EWF KAMP® curriculum – 2015 Promising Practices National Award Recipient by

“Once again, thank you, Loretta Neff, for another well-written and entertaining resource that teaches important life skills.”—The Children’s Book Review

Ages 6-12 | Publisher: EW Publishing | 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-0998555904

About the Author

Loretta Neff is an award-winning children s book author and the founder of the EW Foundation®, a nonprofit provider of character education programs. Loretta has specialized in character and etiquette education since 1994 with clients ranging from children to Fortune 500 companies.

Loretta’s books are inspired by her love of humanity and desire to share her resources with children who need them most. Through her books and charitable efforts, she hopes to engage young minds and instill the values that can shape and transform their lives in a meaningful and measurable way.

Her first book, award-winning Tame Your Manners, released March 2014, received coveted reviews and has become a bestseller in its genre. Described as Madagascar meets manners, the book continues to charm the hearts of critics and readers alike.

Her second book, Sip Tea with Mad Hatter, is another delightful concept for introducing children to good character and tea manners. The book was inspired by Alice in Wonderland and will challenge kids to be creative and Think outside the rabbit hole.

Based on EW Foundation s KAMP® curriculum, a 2015 and 2016 Promising Practices national award winner, her books emphasize good character and core values while offering an affordable and comprehensive learning solution. Children can enjoy the series at their own pace or share it as a family or class. (For ages 5 12.) Loretta received a BA degree in 1989 with honors and had her sights on the legal profession. But after being accepted to law school at Michigan State University, she never attended, having found her real passion for philanthropic work and the teaching of business and social etiquette. Loretta remains committed to the advancement of numerous charities, societies, and educational foundations.

One lucky grand prize winner will receive a signed copy of Sip Tea with Mad Hatter and a $25 Visa gift card to buy party supplies!

Two additional winners will each receive a signed copy of Sip Tea with Mad Hatter!

Giveaway ends 7/21. Open worldwide 18+. Please enter using the widget below. Be sure to complete the daily entries for a better chance of winning. Good luck!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received a free book to facilitate my honest review. All views and opinions expressed are my own. Giveaway is organized by The Children's Book Review and sponsored by EW Foundation, Inc. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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