This poetic picture book takes children of all ages on an adventure around the world to discover new cultures and friends through tea. Teatime Around the World welcomes the youngest of readers with simple, vivid poetry complemented by unique facts about different tea cultures. Vibrant, detailed pictures by Chelsea O’Byrne bring to life debut author Denyse Waissbluth’s joyous celebration of diversity and deliciousness.


“The message is one of global unity in which tea becomes a metaphor for how people are different and alike. A charming book to be read aloud with friends, perhaps at teatime. ”

“Fun. .. refreshing. ... This colorful book is filled with refreshingly diverse scenes depicting how tea is enjoyed around the world. A great purchase for elementary nonfiction picture book collections, especially where more ­cultural ­appreciation texts are needed. ”
School Library Journal

“Readers whose definition of ‘tea’ begins and ends with a bag and boiling water are in for a horizon-broadening read. ..A refreshing cuppa conviviality, brewed and served many ways. ”
Kirkus Reviews

“Sip and read through this quiet book of all things tea. ”
Imagination Soup

“Waissbluth’s conversational style will appeal to kids looking to learn how global cultures are similar to and different from their own. Chelsea O’Byrne’s lovely matte illustrations take children to cities, the countryside, and the seaside around the globe…. Sure to spur readers to learn more about the countries featured and entice them to try their signature teas, Teatime Around the World would enhance geography, history, and multicultural lessons for school and homeschooling and is highly recommended for school and public library collections. ”
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