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Time for Tea Polly Wally

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    Red Fox
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Kali Stileman’s colourful, quirky artwork is rapidly earning her quite a name in the world of children’s literature, and rightly so – comparisons with Eric Carle are irresistible, but despite the apparent influence, she has a style that is very much her own (with all due credit, she points out, to her children, whom she describes as her ‘greatest inspiration and fiercest critics’😉. In this, the sequel to her debut, Peely Wally, a hungry little bird searches for the perfect tea, and as she rejects a succession of suggestions from fellow creatures we are reminded that what is a delicacy to one, may well be plain old “yuck!” to another. The lift-the-flap finale is a creepy crawly feast that will have your audience squealing with joyful disgust (thus proving the point conclusively).