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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library JP Shul (Text) 33294002081677 Juvenile Picture Books Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781402733048
  • ISBN: 1402733046
  • Physical Description: print
    1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Sterling Publishing, [2006].

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Summary, etc.: Hillary loves to have tea parties, but her friends--and even a mystery guest--soon tire of her many rules.
Subject: Parties -- Juvenile fiction
Bossiness -- Juvenile fiction
Chameleons -- Juvenile fiction

  • Horn Book Guide Reviews : Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Spring
    Control-freak Hilary can't understand why no one wants to come to her tea parties. Finally, a giant chameleon and her own Stuffy Bear set Hilary straight. This weird, winking tale includes deft details, but the gloomy olive-and-pink art with skewed perspectives may not speak to readers who are uninterested in sour-faced protagonists in quasi-creepy settings. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
  • Kirkus Reviews : Kirkus Reviews 2006 October #2
    Hilary is a tea party connoisseur. She knows how to make invitations, plan the seating and make the rules. Unfortunately, her rules are too strict; though she always makes four invitations, only she, her teddy bear and her strong man doll, Mr. Big Arms, typically attend. But Hilary has a plan; she leaves an invitation by the bus stop and a trail of cookies to her house. A chameleon arrives as a result, but he rejects her rules and departs, taking the cookies and Mr. Strong Arms with him. Hilary's teddy bear joins them. The new friends decide to have their own tea party, but lucky for Hilary, they've set a place for her, too. While it's refreshing to see an ethnic heroine-Hilary is probably half-Asian-some may object to her inviting a stranger in, though the book's absurdist quality essentially negates any real parallel. Quirky and appealing illustrations accompany this tale of a girl who learns a lesson about bossiness and flexibility. (Picture book. 3-6) Copyright Kirkus 2006 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.

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