I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: What if by doing something ordinary, you unlocked the gateway into a world of the extraordinary?
For Belle Marie, having tea on Wednesday afternoons–barefoot and in her pajamas–mysteriously transports her from her her home to the charming storybook land of Belzerac. Soon joined by her best friend, Tess, the girls enjoy weekly adventures in this wonderful new place of talking animals and a glittering blue forest.
But one particular Wednesday, Tess suddenly vanishes and things go awry.
Is Tess in danger and is it too late to save her? Belle is confronted with these frightening possibilities, coupled with the fact that she h herself may be list and beyond the point of return.
Tea in Pajamas is a charming gem of a book that reminded me a little of Alice in Wonderland only not quite as scary. Belle is a character who is a fiercely loyal and will put everything on the line when it comes to her friends. She’s also someone that young children can relate to and her adventures are quite exciting. The illustrations are simply gorgeous and further bring this magical tale to life. It’s obvious Rachel Tey poured her heart and soul into the story and her author’s note confirms this.
This is a perfect cozy read for children and harkens back to children’s classics such as the aforementioned Alice, Beatrice Potter’s works, and C.S. Lewis. If you’re a parent, or teacher of early elementary school aged children I cannot recommend this enough. I hope there will be further adventures of Belle Marie and her friends in the future.