I had seen Sophia Grace and Rosie on the "Ellen" show, and was amazed at how Sophia Grace sung the Nicki Minaj song. I am not even sure I know the correct words as an adult. I showed Haley the clip of the show back when it first came out, but when I knew we were getting this book, I showed her again. She LOVED it and had to watch it several more times.
The book arrived, and although I was excited to show Haley, I wanted to read it first, and I had grand plans of having a tea party with her friend from next door, Ella. I figured I would get Haley all dressed up and invite her friend over to a girly tea party and we would read the book. I thought it was so cute that in the inside of the book cover (front and back) it features tips for hosting the perfect tea party!
I put the book on a shelf in my room, and Haley didn't notice it for about 24 hours. Once she found it, I explained that we were going to read it with her friend and talk about a fabulous tea party. Well, try telling that to a three-year old and then telling her we are going to wait a few days before we do it. Yeah, right. She did NOT let it drop. She asked about the book. All. The. Time. So I did what any strong-willed mom that always sticks to what she originally says does...I read her the book. Some days are like that around here. She didn't care what she was wearing. All she knew was that there was a new book in the house with princesses and tutus. And she wanted to read it. Now.
The story features those adorable little girls that appeared on Ellen. They decide they are going to host a tea party and the story goes through their decisions. What they are going to serve. What they are going to wear. But the biggest decision is who to invite. They both make out really cute invitations, and are going to give it to the girl that they love spending the most time with and would love to have them come to the tea party. Both of them say that they are undecided in who they will invite, but the night before the party, they both wait until the other one is supposedly asleep, and they slip the invite under the other ones pillow. Isn't that so sweet that they are each others' best friends? Haley especially loved the page where they were deciding what color tutu to wear.
I thought it was really cute that the story was told as if it was Sophia Grace and Rosie speaking. If you have seen the clip, you probably caught on to Sophia Grace saying "SO" before everything. "This tutu is SO cute!" in her adorable British accent. Throughout the book, every time Sophia Grace is the one talking, the author emphasizes her saying "SO" in all capital letters. I have to admit, I didn't make it to page 2 before I was trying my best to imitate her adorable British accent and saying SO the same way. It was terrible...but it made Haley giggle, and that's all that matters.
As with all new books or stuffed animals around here, Haley wanted to take it to bed with her and also carry it into her playroom. Of course I let her. I was upstairs with Kennedy when I heard Haley "reading" the book out loud (she's only 3, but she pretends good and generally gets the story line right). I looked over the railing, and she was reading the book to our twelve-year old chihuahua, Hershey. It was so cute! Haley loves reading to the dog. It makes me laugh when she tells Hershey to "pay attention".
Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie is the perfect book for you and your daughter to share! Sophia Grace and Rosie share all the proper tips for hosting the perfect princess tea party! You can order the book directly from Scholastic for $12.59. (You can also download the fun Tea Time Tips while you're there!) I know when you get this book to read with your own little princess you will be SO glad you did!
Who would you invite to your special tea party?
~*~Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie~*~
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received "Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie" at no cost, in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received.