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Other Books by DONNA J. SHEPHERD:
Ava's Secret Tea Party
Chizzy's Topsy Tale
Dotty's Topsy Tale
No More Gunk
Poodle & Doodle
Sully's Topsy Tale
The Lonely Lightning Bug
Where is Salami?
"Bella Sinclair’s artwork is pure delight. Every picture is fun and engaging, especially coupled with Ms. Shepherd’s rhymes. We have no trouble imagining being in the story with little Ava – hopping with Easter Bunny, flying with Tooth Fairy, riding along with Santa Claus, scooping sand with Sandman, and helping them all out so they’ll have time to come to her tea party.
At the end of the book are other special treats: recipes for the goodies Ava serves her magical guests at her secret tea party. Plus, there are crafts to help kids decorate for their own tea parties. This is a very special, not-to-be-missed children’s book."
Reviewed by: Penelope Anne Cole, Award winning author of Magical Matthew and Magical Mea.
"My grandchild, 6 1/2 years old, loved the book. Especially the lovely pictures with the hidden cookies and tea cups." – Rosemarie Raschke, Grandmother
"All I can think after reading Donna Shepherd’s newest book, Ava’s Secret Tea Party, is wow! Little girls from all cultures will enjoy reading this delightful book. I read the book 10 times before writing the review because it is such pure delight. What a magical ride reading this book gave me. It transported me back to when my three children were young. The special times I would snuggle next to them and read over and over again their favorite book. Ava’s Secret Tea Party has that type of appeal. It will be many a child’s favorite bedtime story. Everything about Ava’s Secret Tea Party is special. The illustrations are about the best I have ever seen. They are fun, vivid, engaging, and thus drawing the reader’s attention right away. Ms. Shepherd captures the reader’s attention even more with her writing style. Her rhymes are nothing short of exquisite. Lastly, the author provides recipes for the goodies Ava serves her magical guests at her secret tea party. Additionally there are crafts to help kids decorate for their own tea parties. I encourage you to get a copy of this one of a kind book for the little ones in your life." – Nicole Weaver, BlogCritics
"This book is charming and fun, and the artwork by Bella Sinclair fits it perfectly. Ava's Secret Tea Party will be loved by little girls from two to five years old, and maybe by their families, too." – Janet Ann Collins, Author
"This is a beautiful little book to entertain and occupy young children. Ava's Secret Tea Party has brilliant color that pops from the page. The delightful illustrations created by Bella Sinclair are sure to grab a child's interest. Ava's Secret Tea Party written by Donna J. Shepherd is a winner and I'm sure will become a favorite in a young child's library. I must say it's well deserving of five ***** stars." – Susan Hornbach, a Bag Full of Books
"I read this lovely fairytale to my six year old granddaughter. She loved it. Ava invites The Tooth Fairy, The Sandman, The Easter Bunny and Santa to a tea party. The illustrations by Bella Sinclair are a perfect match for the whimsical text. This is a great read for the younger set. Can't wait til my 17 month old granddaughter is old enough to join in the fun." – Susan Berger, Pen and Ink Blog
"Donna J. Shepherd’s new book, Ava’s Secret Tea Party, illustrated by Bella Sinclair, is every little girl’s secret dream! Who wouldn’t want to invite the Sandman, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus to come for tea? This is another one of those books that children’s book writers see and say, “Now why didn’t I think of that?” It’s also one of those delicious little books that children will scoop up and demand for a bedtime story again and again. Bella Sinclair’s artwork is pure delight. Every picture is fun and engaging, especially coupled with Ms. Shepherd’s rhymes. At the end of the book are other special treats: recipes for the goodies Ava serves her magical guests at her secret tea party. Plus, there are crafts to help kids decorate for their own tea parties. This is a very special, not-to-be-missed children’s book." – Penelope Anne Cole, Author