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A Whale of a Tea Party

Ready-to-Read Level 2

Illustrated by Sam Ailey

About The Book

Charming and quirky friends Whale, Quail, and Snail have a tea party in this all-new Level 2 Ready-to-Read from award-winning author Erica S. Perl!

Meet a whale named Whale. She spends most of her time exploring the area near Tiny Island, dreaming of a day when she’ll have real friends, not just rock friends. One day, Whale decides to throw a tea party…and it changes everything, especially when Quail and Snail show up!

About The Author

Photograph by Evy Mages

Erica S. Perl is a full-time writer and part-time chicken. She is the author of Chicken Butt!; Ninety-three in My Family (Reuben Award, Book Sense Pick, Slate’s Best Books), which School Library Journal called a “comic masterpiece;” and Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early, which received a starred review from Booklist. She lives with her family in Washington, DC.

About The Illustrator

© Sam Ailey

Sam Ailey is an illustrator, designer, and dog dad based in Southeast London. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (December 14, 2021)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534497290
  • Grades: K - 2
  • Ages: 5 - 7
  • Lexile ® AD510L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

In this sweet, imaginative early reader, Perl weaves in friendship’s give-and-take with word repetitions and ending sounds. . . . This addition reinforces early reading concepts and illustrates the true ­beauty of friendships new and old. 

– School Library Journal, 1/01/22

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